Zoom gained popularity when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and many people had to transition to remote work. While Zoom is undoubtedly one of the most effective applications available, it does have its limitations and falls short when compared to Microsoft Teams. Here are the reasons why I believe Microsoft Teams is the superior choice. Zoom is highly effective for facilitating external meetings, while Teams excels in managing internal meetings. Additionally, Zoom proves to be an excellent platform for hosting workshops and online classes, particularly for online educational institutions.
1. Device Compatibility
One of the greatest advantages of Microsoft Teams over Zoom is its ability to be used on multiple devices simultaneously. Unlike Zoom, which doesn't support the use of the same account on multiple devices at once, Microsoft Teams allows users to seamlessly switch between devices or use them concurrently. This feature eliminates the inconvenience of constantly switching accounts or dealing with multiple accounts, especially for daily usage. (Teams, Zoom, Better Choice)
While Zoom does offer a free plan, when it comes to business plans, Teams provides a more comprehensive package. For a single user, Zoom charges $15.99 per month, whereas Microsoft Teams charges $12.50 per month for webinar hosting.
Determining the superior application is challenging; however, it can be observed that Teams excels in its ability to function across multiple devices, while Zoom requires switching accounts. Additionally, Teams appears to be more dependable in terms of application stability, minimizing the occurrence of unexpected disconnections.
The overall user experience varies depending on factors such as the number of users and frequency of usage. However, it is safe to say that you have the freedom to choose the application that best suits your needs and those of your organization. Both applications perform admirably and can be effectively utilized in different scenarios.