RingCentral has introduced its free Glip Pro, in an effort to take on Zoom and address some of the challenges with digital collaboration.
As the pandemic forced companies and employees to work remotely and collaborate digitally, “virtual meeting fatigue” has become a real concern. Many studies and surveys have shown that virtual meetings are more taxing for individuals than in-person meetings.
RingCentral is trying to make a difference with its Glip Pro.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of RingCentral Glip Pro, a free, unlimited, easy-to-use solution that offers high-quality video and audio conferencing, seamlessly integrated with team messaging, file sharing, contact, task, and calendar management — resulting in a Smart Video Meetings™ experience,” writes RingCentral’s William Lau.
“Today’s employees work in hybrid environments—any combination of office, home, and anywhere in between. RingCentral Glip is designed to drive collaboration no matter where employees work from.”
The platform is designed to combine the best of messaging and video calling. Users can start a video call directly from a chat with a single click, making it easier to collaborate across mediums. Glip Pro video meetings provide HD quality, up to 100 attendees and a 24-hour time limit, a major selling point compared to Zoom’s free tier.