Jitsi Meet review
Jitsi Meet is a utility for video conferencing which uses the relatively new open standard WebRTC.
Interface and Design
Agree with your friends about the chat time and send them (for example, by email) a link like https://meet.jit.si/name, where name is an arbitrary combination of letters and numbers, come up with it yourself. Better if it is something original (not / chat, / talk, / meet). There is less chance that a random passer-by will wander into the chat.
The browser may ask for permission to access the microphone and video camera. Click on the "Allow access ..." buttons. (This request may look different on different browsers and operating systems.) You can see the display name in the upper right corner.
By default, all members see each other by the same "Fellow Jitster" name. This is inconvenient to communicate. It is better to immediately choose a name for yourself (just click on the rectangle in the upper right corner). Wait for your friends to join. You can chat. On the right side of the chat, a column of small windows is you and your interlocutors.
Features and Usability
If your device is running Android, then install the Jitsi Meet app directly from the Google Play Market. If you have an iPhone or iPad, download it from the App Store and activate it. After you open the application on your smartphone, you will see a field that says "Enter the name of the room."
The name of the video conference room is a kind of video chat ID that you will give to others to connect to you. For example, you create a new name for a room and call it Dream Team Chat.
Unlike Zoom, you do not need to register, send others a digital ID, but only write a few simple words to connect or create a video conference. Your friends, in order to connect to you, must also install the Jitsi Meet application on their smartphones and write “Chat with the dream team” in the “Enter the name of the room” field.
Voila and the connection is established, now you can not only hear but also contemplate the faces of your employees, relatives, or close friends.
Jitsi Meet uses new open services for the internet connection; therefore, the decentralized call server makes it durable and stable. All users are thoroughly protected from any hacker attacks.
For the users of Jitsi Meet
- Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos, and more, and even launch free video and voice calls – one-to-one or with a group!
- Trillian app is also great for messaging on any device. You can synchronize your devices with Trillian and use a phone, PC, or tablet on your with chats synchronized.