Free Video Chat – multiple users, no installation & works on all platforms

No registration, no download, one-to-one or group video conferencing, works on all OS & browsers – using Koowy

This app is great for your next impromptu video meeting. The application is 100% web-based and there is nothing to download or install and you do not even need to register for an account.

Simply go to the app website, create a name for your video session, select from the option to connect for a 2 person room or for a session to accommodate 6 users.  Then the app will detect your webcam and now you can invite your friends and colleagues by providing them the web address of your room (just copy and paste from the browser address). Once your viewers are on the website, their webcam and settings will be recognized by the app and you can begin your video session.  The app also integrates the use of an online chat so even if another member does not have a webcam they can still see you and chat with you (and others).

This is a simple platform but you do have a few setting options such as changing your hardware settings (mic and camera), audio options (quality and mute) and video (quality and freeze picture).  There are currently no additional options that allow for you to schedule a video call in advance, record the video session, upload or share your documents or your screen (desktop).

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Very simple and easy to use
  • 100% web-based
  • Up to 6 people may join on a video call
  • Unlimited number of sessions
  • No specific time limitation for video calls

Summary Review and Grade

  • No Registration
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation
  • Works on All Web-browsers
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)

Although this may be a simple application, it is still difficult to find a free web-based video conference app that does not require some plug-in or installation, that allows for multiple users and works ‘as is’ on all platforms (we did not even need to tweak or Linux settings for this app).

To give it a try, visit the Koowy Home Page

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