5 Best Video Conferencing Apps for iOS

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Since the recent lockdowns, people across the world have been looking for the best way to stay in touch with friends, family, coworkers, and clients. Nowadays, video conferencing isn’t just for the workplace. We are all looking for quality video conferencing solutions that offer more than just the ability to see each other.

iOS lovers can appreciate a wide range of video conferencing apps to suit all needs. Let’s take a look at 5 of the best on the market today.

  1. Zoom

Zoom works flawlessly on iOS and on top of that, the free package has a great set of features. You can have meetings with up to 100 people and 49 videos without additional costs and there is no limit to the number of calls you can host. Free calls can only last for up to 40 minutes before being cut off but there are no restrictions on starting the call again.

All of the features are super easy to use and are also very reliable. You can share screens make HD video calls and audio calls. Like iOS, Zoom is dedicated to security and everything is AES 256-bit encryption and SSL protected.

  1. Microsoft Teams

This might not be your first choice for iOS, but you will be surprised by the benefits of using Microsoft Teams with iOS. First of all, it makes sense if you or your company are already using Microsoft Office 365 because it’s free and it’s the best way to be able to merge communication with your office suite.

Microsoft Teams comes with 10GB of storage which is handy for file sharing and collaboration. If you need a solution for larger online events, the Business Basic pack is $5 per month per user and allows for up to 10,000 participants as well as features like video recording.

  1. Facetime

FaceTime has all of the potential for business video conferencing but more specifically, smaller businesses that require no more than 32 participants. Facetime, as with all of Apple’s products, provides high-quality video conferences that match the user interface of other iOS products. You can even use Facetime on your iWatch.

Facetime can access the front or rear cameras and you have the option to take live photos too. Probably one of the most fun things you can do with Facetime is to add special effects and stickers. With end-to-end encryption, nobody can listen to conversations, not even Apple.

  1. Cisco Webex

Cisco Webex is an award-winning video conferencing app for businesses and educational institutions. The user interface is straight forward and features include audio, video, content sharing, and a digital whiteboard, all without additional plugins. Features include the option to change your background, break into small group sidebars, automated captions from trigger words, and recorded transcripts.

Cisco Webex has industry-leading, multi-layer security with things like native VDI client for the virtual environment. We loved this solution for iOS because it is compatible with Siri commands and you can sign in with your Face ID or Touch ID that is already set up with your iOS device.

  1. GoRemote

GoRemote understands that video conferencing is now a necessity rather than a luxury and has incorporated everything you could look for in a video conferencing app but has also made sure that its video conferencing service is reliable and easy to use.

There are unlimited video calls and video conferences. You can take advantage of integrated chat, screen sharing, and the ability to edit documents together. For a personalized touch, you can create custom meeting URLs. With regards to security, all communications are encrypted, and meetings are password protected.