With the vast majority of the globe, practicing in a greater or less extent, the social distancing, work and study from home and video calls are more fashionable than ever. There are many tools to do group video calling on Androidthough few as simple as Jitsi Meet, you don’t need to account any.
Jitsi Meet is the Android version of the service video conferencing open source, also available for PC and as an extension for Google Chrome. Though it seems to Zoomthe approach is very different: there is no limit of participants and you don’t need an account.
So many participants as you can fit on the server
The video calls with Jitsi can be used both in your public server, Meet.jit.if how to mount your own servers, for example, for internal use by a company or educational institution. In both cases its use is free and there are no restrictions of any kind. There is a cap of participants, but you can enter as many as allowed by the power and the bandwidth of the server.
The Android app allows you to connect to both the server public and one private, and although it shares the main functionality with Zoom, the processes are very simplified. For example, just open the application, you can already enter or create a roomwithout more and without having to set up or create any account.
Input all of the rooms are open to any person who knows your namealthough this can be changed by tapping on the menu button > show more options, and pressing Add reunion Password.
From this same menu you can change the sound device, change the camera or get a name for the rest of the people you can recognize. This same name is used in chat, that it is as simple as the rest of the application. As in Zoom, it is possible to lift and lower the hand to ask for the time.
In short, start a group video call with Jitsi Meet is very easysince there is no prior configuration and no need to create an account. In addition, each participant can connect with the device you want, having only to install an extension in Google Chrome.
Simple, but with advanced functions
Jitsi is a simple application, but does not conform with the basic. You are given two options quite interesting and accessible from the button of more options: record the call and broadcast live on YouTube.
For record the call, you will need to sign in with a Dropbox account, then the call will be uploaded to this service. The window itself tells you how much space you have available, and how much recording time suppose.
In terms of the relay on YouTube, you will need to log in with your Google account. You will then enter the key from YouTube live stream, even though the application may be obtained from your account.
The only thing that is missing in Jitsi Meet is the possibility of sharing the screen, which is present in the desktop version but not on mobile. In any case, it really is a way great to create video conferencing in a matter of seconds, and without having a great work for the attendees.
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