11 free video conferencing services with no install needed
People want to make a video call without all the confusing technical steps of creating (yet another) an account or installing software. Yes it’s great to have free & paid services like Zoom and Skype and Google Hangouts / Meet; and for smartphones there are many gorup video chat apps like Facetime (iOS only), Google Hangouts, Messenger, Whatsapp, imo, etc.
Now with one click, you can get a video call up and running with no account setup and no software installation needed. (Nice, right?)
One-Click to Start a Video Call
jitsi.org — “completely free video conferencing & no account needed” – Multi-platform, open-source video conferencing, Web, Android, iOS, Linux
sylaps.com — “Meet with anyone. Now.” – “As simple as opening on a link to join a meeting on web browser, mobile devices and desktops. You no longer need to hassle your contacts with installing plugins. Just send them a link.”
talky.io — “Truly simple video chat and screen sharing for groups” – Click “Start a Chat” to create your room, send your room link to the people, chat away.
8×8.vc — “Start a meeting now with one click” – “Schedule, start or join HD video and audience conferences from any device with no friction.” [my experience was glitchy with this one]
prayermeeting.com – “instant access. no downloads. no logins.” – secure video conferencing solution for free (powered on the jitsi engine)
Sign Up for a Free Account to Use
There are also these great one-click video conferencing services that are free to use after a quick signup, with no software to install:
Lifesize.com – “Host free meetings with up to 25 participants with your complimentary personal meeting ID. Get the best video quality, join from any device and collaborate from anywhere.”
FreeConference.com – “Join meetings by phone or by web, share your screen, and chat, all for free.” (Up to 5 Web Participants)
ezTalks.com – “Make meetings easy with video/audio/IM chat, screen sharing, whiteboard, etc.”
whereby.com – Whereby is a flexible tool providing you with video meetings in the browser – no downloads & no logins for guests (free for up to 4 participants)
OneClick.chat – “Meet with up to 12 people in our one-click video meeting rooms. Join easily from your computer, tablet, or smartphone without having to download anything.” (free trial for 30 days)