Zoom, the most popular video conferencing service, continues to be used by many institutions and companies even after the pandemic. Employees who continue to work remotely and educational institutions that carry out online and face-to-face education together use Zoom almost on a daily basis. These users meet for many different purposes such as education, corporate training, webinars, conferences and joint projects.
The main factor in choosing Zoom is the attractive features it offers despite being free.
Most Zoom users use the basic Zoom plan, which can be used at no cost. But the basic Zoom plan has many restrictions that can reduce the efficiency of meetings. One of the most annoying of these restrictions is undoubtedly the 40-minute meeting time limit. As meetings finish in 40 minutes, groups that have to cooperate for a longer period than 40 minutes have to restart the meeting and reconnect. This naturally cuts off the flow of meetings, preventing teams from achieving maximum efficiency. In addition, the fact that the maximum number of people in a meeting can be up to 100 is a situation that prevents companies with a high number of employees.
Zoom is currently available for free and has no ads, but it will soon start showing ads to all users on the Basic plan, in order to be able to continue providing the service for free. This feature is currently being tested, but it is not known when it will be implemented. Zoom shows a high level of sensitivity to privacy and provides 256-bit encrypted meetings, and guarantees that the content of meetings will not be used for marketing, promotional or third-party advertising purposes in any way.
Especially in the Covid-19 period, turning to distance education and remote business life have caused video conferencing applications to encounter a demand they have never seen before. The application that shone in this period was Zoom, which continues the momentum it achieved at that time, and is still used by 300 million people every day despite the almost totally lifted Covid-19 restrictions.
Zoom has paid plans that offer several benefits, in addition to being available completely free of charge. However, in order to continue to use the platform for free and to provide a sustainable service, Zoom is working on a feature that plans to show ads to users who use the free Zoom plan.
Is Zoom a Paid Service?
One of the primary questions asked by users who want to use Zoom but are hesitant is: “Is Zoom a paid service?” Let’s answer this question first: No, you can take advantage of Zoom’s video conferencing features for free, albeit with various duration and participant restrictions. Video conferences have a duration limit of 40 minutes and a limit of 100 participants Zoom also has different paid plans that remove these restrictions and target individual and small-to-medium corporate user audiences. If you’re an individual user and want to take advantage of Zoom’s more features, you can check out Zoom Pro, the upper version of Zoom Basic that is paid. Zoom Pro has many advantages over Zoom Basic. For example, the 40-minute meeting time limit in Zoom Basic increases to 30 hours, so you can use Zoom practically without a time limit. If you have a small-to-medium company and want to use Zoom, the Zoom Business plan, where you can meet up to 30 hours and 300 users, is suitable for you.
On Zoom Pro and upper versions, you also get access to the Zoom API. By accessing the Zoom API, you can give your developers the ability to create an app for your Zoom Pro account, add Zoom infrastructure to your own solutions, create chatbots, and more. In this way, you can combine the capabilities of your developers with the Zoom infrastructure to offer brand-new solutions.
How to Buy Zoom?
Zoom has different plans to suit your needs and various advantages specific to these plans. When buying Zoom, you should first determine what your needs are. How many users will you have your meetings with? Are you going to save recordings of meetings to Zoom Cloud or your own computer? Do you need a special template where all users can be seen when recording meetings?
After answering such questions, you can review Zoom’s plans and purchase the plan that meets your needs, and you can also take advantage of Zoom’s additional features for a fee. You can also review the information on the website of Etgi Group, Zoom’s Turkey authorized sales, training and support center, and contact us to request a quote or ask questions.
Who is Zoom’s Turkey Authorized Dealer?
Etgi Group is Zoom’s Turkey authorized sales, training and support center. If you wish, you can review the information on Etgi Group’s website and contact us to request a quote or ask questions. In addition to Zoom, Etgi Group is Turkey’s authorized sales and support center of services such as Murf, Camtasia and Articulate.
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How to Find Zoom Plans?
You can check out the plans on Zoom’s official website to review Zoom packages, determine the plan that suits your needs, and purchase additional features. Zoom has Zoom Basic, which is free. In addition, there are paid services that address different needs, such as Zoom Pro, Zoom Business and Zoom Enterprise. Apart from video conferencing, Zoom also has different services such as Zoom Phone, which allows sending SMS/MMS and making calls, and Events & Webinars for organizing events and webinars.
After you select your plan, you can improve your plan by purchasing different additional features on the purchase screen, such as saving the meetings to Zoom Cloud and increasing the number of users who can join the meeting. In addition to these, you can contact Etgi Group and specify your needs to have a Zoom license at more advantageous prices by taking advantage of special offers.
In this article, we have answered some basic questions about Zoom. We hope it has been an informative article for you as well. You can visit our blog to access our other posts where we answer different questions about Zoom and much more.