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which free video conferencing platform is the best in 2023

Video conferencing has become an essential tool for businesses and individuals alike in recent years. The pandemic introduced a lot of us, myself included, to a whole new way of getting in touch with people. Does anyone remember ever using the term Zoom Face pre-2020? No, thought not.

Now, the dust may have settled on that very trying time for us all but the demand for remote working and video conferencing hasn’t gone away – if anything it’s actually increased. That means there’s a growing demand for reliable, easy-to-use (and free) video conferencing platforms (Btw, do you secretly miss doing online quizzes? No, just me? Oh, okay 😞).

What free video conferencing tools are available?

Fortunately, there are tons of free platforms out there:

  • Facebook Live
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Google Meet
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype
  • Slack
  • Switchboard
  • WhatsApp
  • YouTube Live
  • Zoom

They all offer a wide range of features, but which one is the best?

Today, I’ll be focussing on three of these: Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

So, what say you we dial in and see if we can come out with a winner without freezing up?

Sorry, your mic’s not turned on. Say that again? points to ear repeatedly

Google Meet


  • Secure – Google Meet uses end-to-end encryption to protect your meetings
  • Easy to use – Very easy to use, even for beginners and luddites like me
  • Integrated with other Google products – It’s integrated with other Google products, such as Gmail, and Google Drive
  • Long meeting times – 60 minute meetings at no cost


  • Limited features – Doesn’t offer as many features as Zoom
  • Meeting size – Meetings are limited to 100 participants
  • No breakout rooms – Google Meet does not offer breakout rooms

Microsoft Teams


  • Feature-rich – It offers a wide range of features, including screen sharing, recording, and breakout rooms
  • Integrated with other Microsoft products – Microsoft Teams is integrated with other Microsoft products, such as Office 365 and SharePoint
  • Secure – The platform uses end-to-end encryption to protect your meetings
  • Collaboration tools – It also offers a variety of collaboration tools, such as file sharing, chat, and task management
  • Meeting times – Schedule group audio or video calls for up to 60 minutes and unlimited one-on-one meetings lasting up to 30 hours.


  • Difficult to use – Microsoft Teams can be more difficult to use than Zoom or Google Meet, especially for beginners



  • Ease of use – Zoom is really easy to use, even for beginners
  • Loads of features – Zoom offers a wide range of features, including screen sharing, recording, and breakout rooms
  • Scalable – Zoom can handle large meetings of up to 1,000 participants
  • Popularity – It’s the most popular and widely-used platform, so people will be familiar with using it


  • Privacy concerns – Zoom has been criticised for its privacy practices
  • Technical issues – It can be bandwidth-intensive, so it may not be ideal for users with slow internet connections or those on mobile devices using roaming data
  • Lack of features – Zoom doesn’t offer all of the features that some users might want. For example, there’s no built-in whiteboard or the ability to record meetings with multiple participants


And the winner of best free video conferencing platform in 2023 is….

Drum roll, please.


Whichever one you prefer using the most.

While I pick the splinters out of my arse from too much fence-sitting, here’s a quick summary.

All three platforms are good video conferencing platforms.

The best platform for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

If you’re looking for a platform with a wide range of features and the ability to handle large meetings, then Zoom is a good choice.

If you need a platform that’s easy to use and integrates with your other Google products, then Google Meet is a good choice.

Finally, if you want a platform that’s integrated with other Microsoft products and offers a wider variety of collaboration tools, then Microsoft Teams could be the one for you.

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I hope this wee blog helps you choose the right video conferencing platform for your needs, and if you fancy having a virtual 1:1 with me to discuss writing blogs, articles, or LinkedIn posts for you then hit the button at the end of this article.

Right, I’ve just got a message saying that the call will end in ten seconds, so I guess I’ll see you around.

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”Bye, everybody!”


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