Available subscription plans
Free plan, Meeting Standard, Meeting Professional
Free plan, Microsoft Teams Essentials
Paid subscriptions
Pay-as-you-grow subscription plans $1 USD per host/month(Up to 10 participants) $9 USD per host/month(Up to 200 participants) $10 USD per host/month(Up to 250 participants)
Subscriptions are subject to annual commitment $4 per user/month(annual subscription)(Up to 300 participants)
Time limit for meetings
24 hours
30 hours
Meeting recording
Multi-factor authentication
Auto-lock option for meetings
Allow participants to join locked meetings on request
Virtual background options
Emoji and virtual background for free user
Available only for desktop users
Available integrations
Zoho CRM, Zoho Connect, MS Outlook, Gmail, Slack
MS Outlook, Gmail, Slack
Notes during meeting
Zoho Notebook integration
Microsoft OneNote integration

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More reasons to choose Zoho Meeting over Microsoft Teams

Take a closer look at Zoho Meeting's premium features that enhance business collaboration and help maximize remote productivity.

Join meetings without a dedicated account

Allow participants and guests to join online meetings without needing a Zoho Meeting account. Microsoft Teams Essentials doesn't provide guest access to its online meetings, meaning every meeting participant needs to create a MS Teams account.

Pay-as-you-grow subscription

Only pay for what you use with Zoho Meeting. Our variable pricing model allows you to choose a plan that suits your exact meeting requirements. You can choose monthly subscriptions based on your number of participants, from 10 participants to 250 participants.

Learn more about Zoho Meeting's pricing and compare plans.

Share video and screen together

Zoho Meeting lets you simultaneously share live video feed and your entire screen with meeting participants. Real-time collaboration is not just limited to Zoho Meeting's dedicated application, but can also be done from your browser or mobile app.

Useful integrations, efficient collaboration

Zoho Meeting, the best alternative to MS Teams for your business, is natively integrated with most Zoho apps, such as Zoho CRM, Zoho Connect, and Zoho Projects. Our online meeting solution is also integrated with popular day-to-day applications like Gmail and Slack, making Zoho Meeting a comprehensive platform for remote business collaboration.

Track all meetings in one place

Keep track of both past and future meetings in one place with your Zoho Meeting account. Access the Meetings tab to look at all the completed and upcoming meetings. This offers easier access than Microsoft Teams, where you need to access the calendar to view all the past and upcoming meetings.

Record meetings, replay on cloud

Record your online meetings in high quality and replay them any time from your cloud storage. While Microsoft Teams Essentials doesn't provide meeting recording, Zoho Meeting allows free plan users to record video, audio, and screen sharing. All you need to do is enable a setting in your Zoho Meeting account to automatically record future meeting sessions.

Learn more about recording meetings in Zoho Meeting.

Mute, unmute, and remove participants

Zoho Meeting gives meeting hosts powerful moderator controls, empowering them to mute, unmute, and even remove participants from ongoing meetings. This helps conduct secure sessions with limited participants.

Learn more about moderator controls in Zoho Meeting.

Corporate branding for customized experience

Incorporate your own business branding to offer a customized meeting experience for all meeting participants. Use your business name and branding across emails, forms, and invitation links at no extra cost.

Secure your online sessions

Conduct secure online meetings with Zoho Meeting. Audio and video are protected with DTLS-SRTP encryption on both the host and participant ends. Zoho Meeting also offers two-factor authentication options to provide an additional layer of security against online threats.

Learn more about security in Zoho Meeting.

Lock meetings, allow participants upon request

Lock your online meetings but allow participants who are running late to still attend on request. Unlike MS Teams, which doesn't allow participants to join a locked meeting, Zoho Meeting allows hosts to add select participants to a locked meeting session upon host approval.

Learn more about locking meetings in Zoho Meeting.

Emoji and virtual backgrounds

Level up your monotonous meetings with unique virtual backgrounds and emoji. Zoho Meeting includes emoji and virtual backgrounds for all free users across devices. Select from the list of default virtual backgrounds for your video feed and use emojis to make your interactions fun and engaging.

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    Neat! Zoho Meeting is finally a true alternative to Zoom and GoToMeeting! I am so excited and I tried it out today.

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    Zoho meeting works every time, which is remarkable since I work with so many clients. Even for those of whom are not particularly computer literate, they are able to link to meet with me online with ease. This remarkable tool helps save gas and time. It also enhances my status as a professional. I love this application. Thanks for keeping it simple. Another happy client, thanks to Zoho meeting!

  • Best Zoom alternative - Zoho Meeting Vinny Reddy Pacifecon New Zealand

    If you use Zoho CRM, then this meeting process makes it so much easier to book a meeting. All the details for the meeting are already in the system. So fast and easy. Also, every operating system seems to handle this well without any glitches. I am yet to find a customer who has not been able to connect so far. Hence I am extremely happy.

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  • Free Zoom alternative - Zoho Meeting Tolik Rozensteins, Security & Vetting Solutions Ltd

    Very useful meeting tools. As we use Zoho CRM for our CRM and accounts, it was an easy choice to use Zoho Meeting as well. Very good for remote demos.

  • Free Zoom alternative for video meeting - Zoho Meeting Chandra Sekar CJ, Manager Compliance

    We have used various international products but never seen such crisp and user-friendly options. Also, the support provided by Zoho team is outstanding. 

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