The best Zoom alternatives

Best Zoom alternatives
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Knowing about the best Zoom alternatives can be a life saver, even if you're perfectly happy using Zoom for your online meetings. Zoom's been one of the big success stories in what's otherwise been a pretty rotten year, and makes it easy for colleagues to stay in touch while working from home.

Millions of people have relied on Zoom this year, and it's coped with the enormous influx of users admirably. However even Zoom can go down from time to time, and the last thing you want when you have an important meeting scheduled is to be caught without a platform to have it on.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.