The Best Apps for Virtual Team Meetings

Posted by ET Group on June 28, 2023

Key Points:

In the current era of hybrid and remote work, virtual meeting apps aren’t just useful; they’re essential. These tools keep your team members productive no matter where they’re located by enabling real-time collaboration and interactive conversations, facilitating better decision making and fostering human connections in an increasingly digital world.

As creators of custom hybrid work experience solutions for a diverse range of organizations, we know that choosing the right virtual meeting apps helps you drive productivity, increase inclusivity, and spark creativity for your people. Below, our experts give you an extra edge in upgrading the way your team meets with a list of the apps we recommend and why.

Feature Comparison: Popular Virtual Team Meeting Apps

High-quality video, HD Audio, Screen Sharing, Real-Time Captioning, Integrated File Storage, Third-Party Integrations, Meeting Recordings, Breakout Rooms, interactive Whiteboarding, Enterprise-Grade Security

Feature Comparison of Microsoft Teams, Zoom, BlueJeans By Verizon, Google Meet, and Cisco Webex

 

Top Virtual Team Meeting Apps At a Glance

Device with Teams app installed in front of screens showing remote or hybrid workers.

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Microsoft Teams

An integral part of the Microsoft 365 suite, Teams delivers comprehensive collaboration tools including video meetings, chat, and file storage, wrapped in enterprise-grade security and compliance features.

Why it’s useful:

Best suited for: Large-scale enterprise applications.

Employee using laptop with Zoom installed.

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Zoom

Renowned for its user-friendly interface and high-definition video quality, Zoom provides an engaging and interactive meeting experience, suitable for businesses of all sizes.

Why it’s useful:

Best suited for: High-quality virtual interactions.

Laptop open in bright workspace with BlueJeans by Verizon running.

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BlueJeans by Verizon

BlueJeans offers superior video conferencing capabilities with a focus on spontaneous communication, immersive and engaging meetings, and streamlined enterprise-grade video conferencing.

Why it’s useful:

Best suited for: Businesses focusing on high-quality video interactions and cross-platform accessibility.

Woman in meeting with Google Meet.

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Google Meet

Accessible from any device and part of the Google Workspace, Meet makes it easy to schedule and join high-definition video meetings, and is further enhanced by accessibility features like real-time captioning and built-in recording.

Why it’s useful:

Best suited for: Seamless Google Workspace integration.

Remote worker using Cisco Webex to participate in meeting from home office.

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Cisco Webex

Designed with enterprises in mind, Webex supports various platforms and offers advanced features, such as screen sharing and automated transcriptions, all while maintaining high-security standards.

Why it’s useful:

Best suited for: Enterprise applications requiring advanced features.

Choosing the Right Tools for Your Virtual Meetings

All of the apps listed above are best-in-class options—but choosing one or more that will serve your workplace effectively comes down to understanding your organization’s needs and preparing your team adequately. The size and complexity of your organization, along with the tools you and your team already use, will play a major role in determining what apps are easiest and most effective for you to start using.

For professional help identifying your needs and integrating effective virtual meeting apps into your workspace, contact ET Group. We’ve installed or improved countless hybrid and remote workspaces for organizations in different industries, and we’re ready to do the same for you.

 


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