Aimed at business users and available for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, Chime lets you hold video chats with up to 16 people on your desktop or 8 people on mobile devices; participants can also share their screens and files, record meetings (voice video and shared files are included) and even dial in to a meeting with a standard phone line.
The company says that its new app is totally secure, thanks to 256-bit encryption that’s used across Amazon Web Services products; it also boasts noise-cancelling wideband technology for clear audio.
With that, Amazon is ready to take on rival conference services like Microsoft’s Skype for Business and Citrix’s GoToMeeting. Chime is competitively priced at $2.50 per user per month for the Plus plan, while the Pro plan that allows meetings with up to 100 people costs $15 per user each month.
For comparison, GoToMeeting will set you back by $19 a month for 10 participants, and $49 per month for 100 users. Skype for Business is bundled with Microsoft’s Office 365 online productivity suite and starts at $5 per user per month for a basic package of apps; the full bundle costs $12.50 per user per month.
You can give Chime a go right now by selecting the free tier that allows calls between just two people, or a 30-day trial of the Pro plan, no credit card required.
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