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Video Conference Options

ZOOM

The free option allows 100 participants, but group meetings are limited to 40 minutes. Each country has a pro account that goes past 40 minutes and allows up to 300 participants. If you choose to purchase any new accounts, please don’t use your JV email address to set them up. To continue to the Zoom website click this link.

Skype 

Free voice conference calls, now called group calls, allow up to 50 people to simultaneously be on a video or audio group call. (​Group video calls​ are subject to a fair usage ​limit​ of 100 hours per month with no more than 10 hours per day and a ​limit​ of 4 hours per individual ​video call​.) ​Click this group video link for more information​. 

FaceTime 

You can make group FaceTime calls with up to 32 people and, yes, you can chat using Memoji. ​How to use on iPhone or iPad iOS 12​. (Time limitations – none mentioned.)

Google Hangouts 

You can chat with up to 150 people on a variety of devices, or hold a video call with up to 25 participants in your organization.
To Access: ​go to your Google email account, then go into settings, and under chat, turn it on. (No time limit restrictions.)

Messenger 

The feature is available now on both Android and iOS. Group video chats on Messenger allows you to see up to six people at a time, but up to 50 people can join a call. (Time  limitations – none mentioned.)

Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a great fit for businesses, influencers, or individuals who are looking to broadcast demos, videos, or showcase their company culture while streaming live. Your followers on Facebook can comment and chat live, you can select a custom audience for the video, and you can schedule videos ahead of time to gain excitement. Broadcasts up to four hours. Click for more information. (Computer/API: ​The ​time limit​ for ​live​ streaming ​is​ 8 hours. Mobile Device: The ​time limit for ​live​ streaming ​is​ 4 hours.)

YouTube Live

YouTube Live, like Facebook Live, is a platform for demonstrating a product with live Q&A, hosting an educational session to teach your audience while screen sharing or using a whiteboard, or hosting a live conversation with members of your team. Click to read more information. ​(Time limitations: 8 hours. They should have a minimum of 100 subscribers, and their account must be verified using an active phone number.​) 

 

 

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