Google Hangouts, Meet, and Duo as Alternatives to Zoom

Credit: iStock.com/LeoPatrizi
Credit: iStock.com/LeoPatrizi
Zoom has become ubiquitous during the COVID-19 crisis to the point of even becoming the butt of a Saturday Night Live skit (NBC, April 11, 2020). But while it replaced the equally ubiquitous GoToMeeting seemingly overnight as the go-to app for hosting meetings, it is not without its faults. For one, the 40-minute limit on free accounts has caught many a host by surprise. (My wife and I have twice had our at-home X-Fit class cut out in the middle of a burpee set.) Also, Zoom bombing—intruders invading a Zoom meeting to disrupt it—has gotten a lot of press lately.

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