The professional and beautiful alternative to Zoom meetings
Univid is a high quality alternative to Zoom that takes your meetings to the next level. Tired of Zoom fatigue and lacking video quality? In Univid you can graphically brand and customize, get crisp HD quality, and interact through unique polls and quizzes.
Why meeting hosts are making the switch from Zoom Meeting to Univid
Here are some more of the reasons hosts have shared for why they’ve chosen Univid to power their virtual meetings.
The happiest customers on the internet
Beautiful and branded meetings
Unique interaction with polls, quizzes, and gamification
Ultra crisp HD video meeting quality
Univid vs. Zoom Meeting: What is right for me?
Browser-based or downloaded clientWhile Zoom is primarily a tool that every user must download, Univid is completely browser-based and requires no download for meeting participants. Zoom also has a variant for the browser, but this is very limited in functionality. Many companies do not allow external download programs, which can make meetings with these players more difficult. In Univid there is full functionality in the browser and participants are invited with just one link.
Breakout sessionsKeeping breakout rooms and sessions in Univid does not require any technical background or expertise, but is based on drag-and-drop where you can easily generate new rooms, randomly distribute in the rooms and create rooms with your own names in advance! But if you do not mind a steeper learning curve (or pay a consultant to help you get started) in Zoom's slightly more complex user interface for breakouts, we encourage you to try both options!
Customization and personalizationIn Zoom meetings, you can swap your video background for a virtual background you choose. Otherwise, graphic customization is limited and you want e.g. have your logo with you, you have to work on getting it on your slides that you screen share. As an alternative, in Univid, you can customize the entire session through header colors, brand with your logo and customize with your own background, which is suitable for you who want to create more personal meetings.
Meeting chatThe chat in Zoom is generally hidden and you as a participant can choose to pick it up. Zoom's chat is also completely text-based, without the possibility of sending emojis, upvoting messages, or having clear discussion threads - so the chat is well suited for simpler meetings that do not attach much importance to the chat. In Univid, the chat is a bit more in the center as it is visible to all participants as default. In Univid's chat, participants can reply to posts in discussion threads, share their LinkedIn profile to network, send emojis, and react to each post. In Univid, the host can also easily see which questions are most relevant by sorting by how the participants have reacted and see which questions are most upvoted, something that is tricky to do in Zoom.
What is a Zoom meeting?
A Zoom meeting is a digital meeting room where two or more participants can have their meeting. A Zoom meeting can refer to both a regular video meeting or a voice call. In general, however, Zoom is about video meetings, and has become a bit of a term to describe the type of meeting, more than specifically that the meeting needs to take place over the video service Zoom.
A video meeting or so-called. Zoom meetings usually take place by inviting participants with a calendar invitation or link. The size of the meeting is usually between 2 and 25 people, but often larger meetings also take place in the form of a Zoom meeting. At the larger meetings, however, it is important to think about the format to ensure that all participants feel engaged, involved and focused.
For larger meetings, therefore, other formats such as webinars and even more professional live-streamed events have emerged. These major types of events and happenings have also placed new demands on the choice of meeting tools. Thus, new solutions such as Univid has evolved to meet these new needs, with features such as reactions, polls and quizzes where participants can be involved without everyone necessarily having to participate in video.
Zoom dictionary - list of features and concepts
Below is a list of the features and concepts used when it comes to Zoom and video conferencing, and where these features are located in Univid:
Zoom waiting room
Zooms waiting room means that the participants who navigate to the meeting link, before the meeting has been started by the host, end up in a so-called waiting room. The host can choose to admit participants in any order.
In Univid there is also a waiting room that is graphically appealing with your theme, background image, logo and title of the event. Here, the participants in peace and quiet can choose whether they want to create an account, or log in with a nickname, and take the opportunity to network while you as a host in peace and quiet prepare the last things before your event goes live!
Zoom share screen
Zoom share screen means that the host can share a screen with the meeting participants - so the participants will see the same thing as you see on your screen if you share a screen. As a host, you can choose to share both a window, a tab in the browser or your entire screen. The host can also choose to share audio or not. At a Zoom meeting, however, it is often a problem to screen share a video from e.g. Youtube. In Univid, it is possible to share a screen and optimize for either video or still image. This way you can get perfectly streamed video sharing, without it lagging like Zoom. So Univid is a great option for you who often want to share video via screen sharing at your Zoom meetings.
Zoom raise your hand
In Zoom there is a feature to call attention, without need to turn on their camera or interfere with the flow of the meeting. This hand-raising function is available to all meeting participants, and is visible in the form of a small static symbol next to the participant's name in the participant list.
In Univid, participants can instead react with emojis and reactions, which all other participants and the hosts can see as a flow. This is instead a lively and dynamic flow of reactions that quickly gives the host a sense of what the participants think. Afterwards, you can analyze graphs of how the participants have generally reacted to different parts of the lecture or meeting, which is helpful in improving the content in the future. The basic reactions to Univid involve thumbs up, happy smiley, heart and impressed / surprised smiley - but you will soon also be able to choose your own for your video meeting as well!