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Last updated: 07 July 2020


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Our experts test and review the latest videoconferencing apps from the likes of Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and Apple to help you find the right choice for your next group video session. Through our independent and rigorous testing in the CHOICE labs, we provide information to show:

  • Which app has the best video quality
  • The app with the best sound quality
  • Which are easiest to use
  • Which use the least data
  • Which provide the best security and privacy
  • A recommended list of apps you can filter for a quick reference
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Our interactive comparison tool helps you easily compare the pros and cons of each app and our Recommended list lets you see at a glance which app gives you the right mix of performance and ease of use.

This review includes seven of the latest videoconferencing apps.

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