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Online meeting app join.me has started a global to roll out of new video conferencing capabilities for its platform.

Join.me, a LogMeIn business, says its new video capabilities – available free of charge - are designed to provide people with a simple fast, and fun way to meet with colleagues, partners and customers across the hall, across the country or across the world.

The launch of the video conferencing app coincides with the release of research by join.me – as reported by iTWire - on the behaviours and experiences of what it says is a rapidly growing number of people meeting via video around the world.

Craig Daniel, vice president of products for join.me, says that in keeping with join.me’s simple, lightweight and fun user experience, individual video feeds take the form of bubbles which can be manipulated and moved – even bounced -- around the screen by meeting participants.

The video facility can be used to have video-only calls, chats, and meetings, or it can be used in conjunction with join.me’s signature simple screen sharing capability. And by leveraging HTML5 and WebRTC, along with join.me’s signature speed, meetings start within seconds without requiring attendees to download anything to join.

“Millions of people have been attracted by join.me’s core DNA of speed, simplicity and a user experience unlike anything before it. With video, we’ve applied the same approach and philosophy,” said Daniel.

“With join.me video, we looked beyond just a better video conference to deliver what we believe is a far more engaging, natural, and delightful way for people to come together and get stuff done.”      

The join.me video conference offering also includes screen sharing and free VoIP calling, and will now provide up to five free video feeds per meeting - i.e. people can have video conferences with up to five people, free of charge:

•    10 Video feeds with join.me’s  pro and enterprise versions


The two premium editions of join.me  will support up to 10 video feeds per meeting, and also include advanced features like unlimited audio with domestic and international conferencing lines, cloud-based recording, integration with Outlook and Google Calendar, unlimited mobile whiteboards, and more


•    No camera. No problem

join.me lets everyone join in the conversation, whether they are only joining by video or just the audio and/or screen sharing portions. People can choose to connect with PSTN only, VoIP only, or video

•    No downloads for attendees


Starting with Google Chrome, attendees can join video meetings without any downloads, right from the browser. No download video is expected to be extended to other browsers in subsequent releases.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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