Zoho Meeting Review for 2022

Zoho MeetingZoho Meeting is an online meeting and webinar platform that provides web-based conferencing capability for 2 or more people. It is a valuable solution for businesses and organizations to help them connect and communicate via audio, video, and chat for increased engagement and collaboration. Easy-to-use, flexible, and secure, users can quickly invite, organize, and hold virtual meetings and web training sessions with the right participant controls, management of session materials, and automated reminders and notifications across devices.

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Zoho Meeting Review: Features and Strengths

Online Meeting

Zoho Meeting provides users with new ways to collaborate and work remotely more effectively. Users can set up instant meetings or plan scheduled meetings. They can share the joining link with participants via chat, SMS, or email for instant collaboration. They can also send email invitations that contain the agenda, date, and time for a scheduled meeting.

The meeting app lets users collect RSVPs from invitees and send automated email reminders with the joining links and conference details. Other features include the ability to embed meeting links in websites, add co-hosts to sharing hosting responsibilities, and locking to keep confidential meetings secure from unexpected guests. Zoho Meeting offers robust moderator controls, including choice of static and moving virtual backgrounds, a whiteboard tool, and live polling.

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Webinar Solution

Zoho Meeting lets users conduct video webinars by broadcasting live video feeds of organizers and co-organizers along with the webinar presentation. Users can also practice before the actual broadcast and attendees can be easily granted Presenter permissions to share their screen and address the audience.

The webinar app allows users to create and distribute webinar registration forms on web pages and blogs, and through email. Other features are moderating and qualifying registrants, YouTube integration, sharing of PDF and video files, live polling, Q&A, raise hand, and allow-to-talk features. Users can also clone webinars, analyze registrants, attendees, and polls with analytics and reports, and monitor which social media platform produces the highest number of registrants through source tracking.

User Management, Security, Integrations, and More

Zoho Meeting provides user management features like creating separate departments for user groups to keep meetings organized. It has an action log viewer for monitoring all actions, warnings, errors, and other messages. Users can also choose to make account data such as username, email address, and IP address anonymous after a number of days.

The meeting and webinar app lets users co-brand the software with their own company name and logo displayed on email headers and webinar registration forms. Users can restrict or allow members of the organization to conduct video meetings and webinars with camera settings. The software easily integrates with many other Zoho apps and third-party software and has native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

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Zoho Meeting Pricing

Zoho Meeting pricing depends on whether the software is for meetings or for webinars. Pricing also depends on the number of meeting participants or webinar attendees. A Free plan is available and allows up to 100 meeting participants or 100 webinar attendees, unlimited meetings, and webinars of up to 60 minutes, along with screen sharing, file sharing during meetings, chat and notes, multiple video layouts, customizable registrations, and reporting and analytics. Users can opt to pay yearly or monthly. Add-ons are also available.

For meetings, Zoho Meeting pricing starts at $3 /host/month billed annually for 10 participants. It includes all free features with meetings up to 24 hours, cloud recording storage, VoIP, meeting widget, virtual background, remote control, and co-host. For webinars, pricing starts at $16 /organizer/month billed annually for 25 attendees. It includes all free features live streaming, source tracking, email customization, co-organizers, virtual background, Q&A polls, and integrations.

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Who Uses Zoho Meeting?

Zoho Meeting is ideal for businesses of all sizes, from SMBs and enterprises, to NGOs and government offices. It provides a secure online meeting and webinar platform for personal use, business communication, and educational uses. Customers include IIFL, Crown Bees, Pedleys Solar, TAFE, En Route Technologies, Funding Strategies, Rain for Rent, StayAhead, and CFM Enterprises.

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Zoho Meeting Supported Languages

Zoho Meeting supports English (United States), Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), French, Deutsch, Japanese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Bulgarian, Swedish, and Italian.

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Case Studies

Gerald Paulraj is the CEO of a software development company based in Portland, Oregon. The company was using a different online meeting software in the past but realized that using Zoho Meeting provided seamless workflow with the rest of their Zoho tools. Upon creating webinars in Meeting, they could also create and distribute campaigns all in one place within minutes. Furthermore, automatic workflow built within the webinar removed the need to create reminders and follow-ups.

Miguel Cartagena is the CEO of a web and marketing strategy company based in Overland Park, Kansas. After looking at different products, the company chose Zoho Meeting as its preferred solution for its affordability and ease of use. It is very easy for the employees to schedule meetings, and also easy for customers to access the site without the users having to set up complicated links.

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Why Choose Zoho Meeting?

Zoho Meeting is a simple-to-use and scalable online meeting solution for a wide range and number of participants and webinar attendees. It includes interactive productivity tools to make virtual meetings and conferences more meaningful. It also seamlessly integrates with the Zoho suite of applications, comes with responsive customer support, and complies with industrial-grade security standards.

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Company Info

Zoho Meeting is a product of Zoho Corporation, a privately held software company with international headquarters in Chennai and offices around the world including in California and Texas in the US, in India, The Netherlands, China, Mexico, Australia, Singapore, UAE, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and South Africa. It was founded in 1996 by Sridhar Vembu to create valuable software that customers are happy to pay for. The company launched Zoho Meeting in 2007.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

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