Best Zoom Alternatives for Virtual Events

Much of our day-to-day lives now happen over Zoom, whether it's a work meeting, classes, social gathering, or even workout classes. But we're here to let you know that Zoom isn't your only option. In fact, it's far from it. There are a number of platforms out there that are designed to help you host your own virtual event. Check out our list of ten of the best Zoom alternatives below.

Google Meet

Google Meet is a video communication service through which you can easily hop on video call, share your screen, and chat with others in the call.

Pros Cons
integration with Gmail and Google Calendar no event management

6connex

6connex has an integrated webcast platform for your speakers to share their content through exciting, engaging presentations. The platform includes everything from screensharing to whiteboarding to a presenter console.

Pros Cons
custom branding low engagement
unique 3D designs more difficult to configure

Accelevents

Accelevents allows you to collect real-time reports and analytics. Not only does the platform give you instantaneous updates on ticketing, revenue, and donations and bids, but it also helps you visualize these analytics through spreadsheets.

Pros Cons
all-in-one platform no social features
24/7 live customer support

ON24

With ON24, you can design personalized content experiences that are targeted for your customer. The platform makes it easy for you to create your campaign page and tailor the experience to a specific industry or client.

Pros Cons
easy to configure few networking features
reliable webinar platform high drop off rates

Crowdcast

Crowdcast enables you to easily track the performance of your online event. The platform provides you with advanced analytics, and there is also the possibility to integrate with hundreds of tools through Zapier.

Pros Cons
affordable lacks one-on-one networking features
easy to use not designed for larger events

Run The World

On Run The World, you can throw a virtual Cocktail Party for your newsletter subscribers, communities, schools, or online groups, and discover a world of new friends. Cocktail Party allows you to meet face to face with others in five-minute rounds of one-on-one networking conversations, and you can easily follow up with the people you met during Cocktail Party right on our platform.

Pros Cons
best-in-class networking cannot support more than 50k attendees
easy and affordable
all-in-one solution

Brella

Brella is not just a virtual events platform. You can use Brella for virtual, hybrid, and physical events, and the platform comes with multi-livestream hosting, which allows you to host all of your livestreams directly on the platform.

Pros Cons
AI-powered matchmaking algorithm no built-in videos, Zoom integration only

SpotMe

SpotMe offers gamification on its platform, and you can create challenges and set up different prizes for people who complete your challenges. This is a wonderful way of keeping your attendees invested and engaged, and your attendees can even play in teams and cash in their points for special rewards.

Pros Cons
great customer service expensive
requires configuration

Bevy

Bevy has a robust encryption system to protect your data. AES-256 encryption is available under both their plans (Bevy Virtual and Bevy Virtual Conferencing), and their solution has ISO Certification, SOC 2 Reporting, and GDPR compliance.

Pros Cons
support community support community
lacks networking features

Hopin

Hopin is set up so that you can have a reception and stage area for each event. As with other platforms, you can create a number of different sessions within a given event, but Hopin also allows you to host an expo with interactive vendor booths and customizable buttons in each booth.

Pros Cons
great customer service expensive and requires annual subscription to unlock full features
supports expo hall events
customizable