Zoho Meeting has many new feathers in its cap as the new year unfolds. The greatest rewards last year were the reviews, appreciation, and support from our users, who rated us as one of the best webinar software. We released many attendee engagement features in our webinar module, made significant enhancements in online meetings, and integrated with important Zoho apps. Here’s a comprehensive list of the major additions to Zoho Meeting in 2019.
Registration moderation in webinars
Having the power to control who attends your webinar lets you select the right audience and control the number of attendees if you’re hosting the webinar for a limited number of people. This feature also enables you to prevent spammers or registrants who have not completed certain criteria, like making a payment or filling out a survey.
Audience engagement features
Raise Hand enables attendees to get the attention of the presenter just like in a physical classroom. It can also be used for different purposes (impromptu polls, for example) at the discretion of the presenter. Allow to Talk gives attendees the opportunity to speak in a webinar with the permission of the organizer or co-organizers. With Broadcast Message, the presenter can send important notes, links, or pieces of text for the attendees to copy and re-use. Webinar presenters and co-organizers can also create and launch instant polls during a webinar to futher engage their audience.
Join webinars from iOS and Android
Meeting enhancements and dial-in numbers
With device recognition, Zoho Meeting can now detect new devices like microphones and camera added to your hardware during a session. We expanded our list of dial-in and toll-free numbers to cover more regions, so users can use join meetings and webinars even from places where their internet connection is weak. We’ve made consistent technical enhancements to increase the quality of audio, screen sharing, and recording. We also introduced the remote control feature for Mac computer users, and an extension for Mozilla Firefox users.
Integration with Zoho apps
In 2018, we released our online meeting integration with Zoho CRM. This year we integrated our webinar module with Zoho CRM and Zoho Campaigns. We also integrated online meetings with Zoho Connect and Zoho Bookings, as well as improved our integration with Zoho Projects. Learn more.
Gmail users can conduct online meetings from their inbox with the Zoho Meeting Gmail add-on. Simply open an email and start an instant meeting or schedule a meeting with everyone in the email recipients list. Users can also view and launch their upcoming meetings from their inbox.
We hope you enjoyed the updates we made to Zoho Meeting in this last year. We’d love to hear your thoughts! Share your feedback by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment below.