Video conferencing and collaboration tools

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Video Conferencing Tools

Name Supported Platforms Screen Sharing Other tools Other notes
Zoom Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS Yes, remote control also possible Text chat, shared whiteboard, record calls. Free version limits meetings to 40 minutes, but you can reconnect. Only the host needs an account, very easy for use across multiple organisations.
Teams Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS Yes, but not remote control Text chat, collaborative document editing Complex user interface, feels like several products combined together. Heavily linked to office365, harder for people from other organisations to collaborate.
Discord Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS and web browsers. Yes, but not remote control Text chat, filesharing Intended for voice chat while gaming. Can't do multi person video.
Jitsi Any compatible web browser, works in Chrome, Firefox and possibly others. Yes, but not remote control Video chat, text chat Doesn't need any software to be installed, but puts a lot of demand on the CPU and video quality isn't as good as its rivals. No account sign ups required.
Skype for Business Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, limited Linux support with 3rd party software Yes, but not remote control Video chat, text chat Not the same as Skype, its a totally different product an not compatible. Eventually to be replaced by teams, might be interoperable with teams. Uses your Office365 account.
Skype Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux Yes, but not remote control Video chat, text chat Not the same as Skype for Business, can't interoperate with it. This is the more consumer focused version.
Slack Web browsers, Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android Not in free version Only One to One audio/video calls in free version, quality not the best. Highly optimised text chat. Really intended to replace email and instant messaging clients.
Google Hangouts Web browsers, Chromebooks, Android, iOS Yes, sharing only Video, audio and text chat. Document collaboration via Google docs. Google can't decide what to do with it, they keep renaming it and threatening to shut it down.