Large scale VoIP and IM program
Zoom is a social and communication application that offers video calling and instant messaging for large groups of people. The IM and VoIP software was developed by Zoom Video Communications for students, corporate employees, and entrepreneurs to hold video conferences. Each conference can gather over 50 users, of which 49 of them will be simultaneously displayed on your screen. This should not deter casual users from using Zoom, as it has a straightforward interface that any user can understand. Whether you need to meet colleagues or connect with loved ones, Zoom allows you to hear and see them in their high-quality VoIP service.
Substantial video conferencing features
The Zoom desktop application opens up with its user panel, giving you access to five tabs: Home, Chat, Phone, Meetings, and Contacts. By default, the user panel displays the Home tab. This is because it contains the essential features for video conferencing, namely: New Meeting, Join, Schedule, and Share Screen. Both the New Meeting and the Schedule button allow you to host meetings. All your Scheduled meetings are listed down in the Meetings tab.
Once you’ve entered a meeting, a new window will appear. The meeting controls will be displayed at the bottom of the window, while the video feed from other callers will be displayed at the top. The center of the window is dedicated to the user that Zoom detects is talking or is making the most sound. This helps everyone in the group to focus on this person. Should there be a substantially loud noise in the background, you can click the Mute button in the meeting control bar.
Enhanced communication capabilities
These features are different from the ones in the Phone Tab. Instead of VoIP, Zoom Phone allows you to call another user using Zoom’s caller ID. It also allows you to leave voice messages and view your Zoom account’s call history. You can save caller IDs in the contacts tab. It is organized in alphabetical order by default. To access your most important contacts, tag them as either Starred or Auto Answer. Note that calls made by an Auto Answer contact will be immediately answered by Zoom.
You can use Zoom as your all-in-one office and productivity tool. In addition to VoIP capability, it allows you to share your screen, chat with contacts, and send files. While you can use the chat feature to files to your colleagues, you can also present these through the Screen Share feature. For example, you have a keynote presentation. You can open the presentation on your desktop and click the Screen Share button. This allows the participants of the call to see the file while listening to you present.
Superb enterprise VoIP tool
Zoom is a suitable application for all users that need to coordinate or connect with a large number of users. Thanks to its video conferencing and collaboration features, you can continue the progress of several group-based activities such as class projects, webinars, and business meetings.