To call a colleague in Slack, just open a channel or Direct Message and click the phone icon—Slack will start the call in a new window and add a notification to the chat.
Calls feel a bit more like a normal phone call with video added on.
Then, instead of putting your phone number on your site, just leave enable Gruveo's browser call notifications (or install the Gruveo Chrome extension) and you can receive video calls anytime anyone needs to get in touch.
Gruveo Price: Free; /month Pro plan for screen sharing, custom branding, and info about callers It started out as a whimsical take on a team chat app, one that made discussing business plans and deadlines a bit more fun with emoji and GIFs.
Odds are, it'll sound great, too—even over congested airport Wi-Fi. To chat, you'll need to use i Message—and on i OS, switching apps turns off your video—and there's no way to share your screen.
For smaller or fully remote teams—or for anyone who just wants to jump on a video call from anywhere—these call apps are a much better option since they work anywhere you have an internet connection.If you need to interview or consult with a dozen people who live in another city, you can do so face-to-face without leaving your desk.Sometimes, Face Time is clearer and cheaper than a "normal" phone call.You can tap the video icon to turn on video, or just make a quick voice call if you'd like, which might be the fastest way to discuss something that'd take too long in chat.Up to 15 people can join the call, for now, and you can only make video calls on desktop.All you need is a quick way to make a video call, without any hassle. (or enter your own "room" name, if you don't want an auto-assigned name).