With the world moving to use video calls for meetings, have you considered your options for free, secure video conferencing?
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Jitsi Meet – Secure Video Conferencing.
What is it?
Jitsi Meet is a fully-featured, secure video conferencing solution.
How much does it cost?
Jitsi Meet is free to use.
Secure Video Conferencing Alternative to Zoom
I’m a big fan of Zoom – Cloud Video Conferencing for hosting video meetings. It works without much hassle and is available on most device platforms.
But I’m aware that Zoom has got a bad rap for security.
Furthermore, in the pursuit of security, the changes that Zoom are making to their app are proving confusing and irritating to long-standing users.
Jitsi Meet is an free-to-use, open-source alternative to tools like Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams.
To use Jitsi Meet, simply start a new meeting from the Jitsi website, Android or iOS app, and then invite other people.
Jitsi Meet is a fully encrypted and secure video conferencing system.
In practice, I found Jitsi Meet simple to use.
You can also connect Jitsi Meet to your calendar (to synchronise scheduled meetings) and 3rd party collaboration tools such as Slack.
Jitsi Meet is a hosted version of the Jitsi project. You can set up the Jitsi project on your own server if you prefer to host your own secure meetings.
How can I get it?
To start a secure video conferencing session, simply visit the Jitsi Meet website.
Jitsi Meet is also available as an Android or iOS app.