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Jitsi

Open-source video conferencing platform

4.13/5 (47 reviews)

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Jitsi Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Jitsi's features:

Anonymous
(Banking company, 10001+ employees)

A good alternative for making video calls

2021-02-15

It is a good option to include users quickly, since you do not need to register, just the link of the room to enter.

Pros

This tool is an excellent option for making audio and video calls. Just create a room and post the link for anyone to join the meeting.

Cons

The only negative point is that the messaging area (chat) has few resources.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Free and easy video conferencing tool

2021-03-03

Excellent for in-team and external video conferencing.

Pros

It's a very good, easy-to-use tool for both internal and external communications.

Cons

I'm fully satisfied with the quality of this software, the feature set available, and the very user-friendly UI.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

Great platform for video conferencing

2020-02-23

Overall I am happy with Jitsi as a helpful tool for quick video conferencing with a client or meeting with a group.

Pros

It is also very easy to add additional people to the call.

Cons

I don’t like the number of bugs I have run into at times. I have had to restart or find workaround solutions after having audio or scheduling issues on the platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Think Tanks company, 1-10 employees)

Videoconferences made simple, free, and private

2019-08-15

Pros

Jitsi offers videoconferences with all the expected features (group calls, screensharing, rise hand, chat, streaming, recording, encryption...) without the need to install specific software (it works from the web browser, although there are specific apps) nor create an account, for free and preserving your privacy.

Cons

I have not found a single problem or glitch with jitsi, I am, though concerned about their business model (none) what makes me wonder about its long-term future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergio O.

Good tool if you run it on your servers

2020-06-26

Pros

It a simple tool for video calls that works well.

Cons

The free version hosted by Jitsi is working badly for large meetings because of the pandemic. They are overruling their servers. You can't rely on it for professional use. But if you host it on your server, it could be very useful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Marina K.

Great Free Video Conferencing Solution

2020-05-14

Also, I've started to use this software much more often to chat with my family and friends amid pandemic.

Pros

Jitsi Meet is a fully secure, scalable, easy to use, customizable and feature-rich solution, perfect choice for remote everyday use.

Cons

I have not come up against any weaknesses yet. The one thing I can remember, once I've noted an audio delay during the meeting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Adonay Andres A.

The best open source for online conference

2020-05-08

Like I mentioned, it's a little difficult to set it up the first time if you are installing it in your server.

Pros

It automagically switches to conference mode the moment a third participant joins the conference.

Cons

Also, if you download and want to modify the source, there isn't a very detailed step-by-step that tells you how to do it for each one of the components (there is the mobile app and the web application).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bill B.

Excellent video calling app

2020-11-24

Have used Jitsi for remote training, plan to use for more meetings in the future.

Pros

Setting up a conference is as easy as inventing a room name and sharing the link.

Cons

Video quality is not great, but I am not sure if that is due to Jitsi or the hardware I and the others on the call are using.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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elton a.

Jitsi review

2021-04-16

My overall experience with Jitsi is very good. Would definitely recommend to people or organizations

Pros

ease of use, I can search the history of my calls with info regarding duration and time call was made

Cons

User experience needs some updates. It crashes sometimes. It disconnected/lost the microphone sometimes, and has to reconnect i.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 501-1000 employees)

Best Alternate solution for an Online Meetup

2020-09-19

It cares about your privacy and the communication process is encrypted with the ease of sharing screen.

Pros

Besides audio, video call facility , it also provides screen and link sharing facility.

Cons

I couldn't get the idea if my video is shown or not there should an indication for that.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Samwel O.

Jitsi Meet Review

2019-04-29

If you are looking for something different that is not attached to the tech giants, or moving to open source products, this is definitely the video conferencing software to use.

Pros

You do not need an account to start a chat room or meeting.

Cons

None so far. Try it, you will definitely love it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amanda W.

Great phone solution for small companies working remotely.

2018-04-23

Pros

You can easily access calls and voicemails from your laptop or smartphone.

Cons

Sometimes the connection isn't great. There's also an audio delay once in awhile, usually this is resolved by restarting the system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Kim G.

Encrypted, open source, SAFE platform for virtual meetings

2020-04-11

Jitsi is the free, secure, open-source version of video meetings that WON’T steal your information!

Pros

Jitsi has a lot of the features that you would expect for virtual meeting - chat, raise hand, video capability, screen share.

Cons

As far as I can tell, you can not necessarily set up a future meeting, as in the meeting only begins when someone starts it. I’m not sure this is really a con though, just different from other platforms!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Afroz S.

Jitsi Review

2021-05-18

My overall experience with jitsi has been good so far. One can definetely go with it.

Pros

It is very easy to use and the call quality is great.

Cons

Adding extensions before making a call become tedious some time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Spencer C.

There are better options!

2021-01-26

I think there are better platforms for online learning. Zoom has much more options like screen sharing, etc. to enhance online learning.

Pros

It seemed to be the least costly option for online learning, which is good. Video and chat are nice options too.

Cons

I did not like that it didn't have many options. No screen sharing or whiteboard. It lacked in the functionality area.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Iris H.

Good

2018-11-17

I don't see what sets Jitsi apart from its competitors, but it has all the functions you want in a meeting app.

Pros

Does the job - sometimes have connection problems, but I use Jitsi integrated in third-party app so I do not know which app causes the connection problems.

Cons

I would like the functionality to share the full screen instead of only individual windows. I assume this will be implemented some day.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy D.

Just okay.

2021-06-15

Jitsi is a good product. It does what it's meant to do, and does it well. However it doesn't really compare to its competitors.

Pros

Jitsi is a basic video conferencing software.

Cons

It isn't very feature rich. Jitsi is a fairly basic piece of software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Piotr S.

Cheap solution, hard to deploy

2020-10-19

We're using jitsi/jibri combination for hosting online classes inside our education platform.

Pros

* You are getting complete control over video/audio stream * Embedding meeting in web app was easy * Auth using JWT was a jackpot for us

Cons

* Recording meeting needs a separate piece of software (jibri) and it's quite flaky (it randomly produces broken files) * Not clear server hardware requirements

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Pat D.

It just works

2020-08-20

This platform has made it really easy for us to hold virtual meetings and Bible studies during the COVID crisis when we've been unable to meet in person.

Pros

This platform is used by Faithlife as the basis for their video chat function.

Cons

We did have some issues with audio quality early on that were mostly fixed by having people use headphones.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Mechanical or Industrial Engineering company, myself only employees)

Best for online classes.

2021-03-22

Overall this is good application and user friendly, easy to use.

Pros

It is suitable for online conferences,classes in the case of lockdown due to corona outbreak , which helps for classes to be continued .No registration is required , just creak a room and anyone with the link can join. best part is we can share the screen and present it to others.

Cons

Negative point is that anyone can control the meeting,anyone can mute all other participants,anyone can be admin .

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel S.

Good simple, video conferencing system

2019-08-26

Used as part of participating in Focusmate - reliable and straightforward video conferencing.

Pros

Fairly intuitive and easy to use, and so far reliable

Cons

Once or twice I had problems changing audio settings, though not clear if that was the software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Zulaikha I.

Conference calling

2021-02-23

Pros

It also has options to share messages with the participants.

Cons

There are better options available in market that have better features in terms of video conferencing an

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Whenever you need a conference call...

2020-06-12

For one-on-one calls or small groups, jitsi is our go-to meeting room, especially in lockdown-times.

Pros

The ability to quickly create a meeting room, wich a customized name and an easily accessible URL makes it perfect for everyday use.

Cons

Stability and bandwidth issues, even on a self hosted server, seems to cause some issues with heavy usage unfortunately.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Arnaud C.

Jitsi or not jitsi

2021-03-21

It is very convenient. You can set up a room send the link and start a meeting in a matter of minutes

Pros

The communication is crypted.

Cons

Compare to other videoconference plateform or software, jitsi miss the possibility to organize independant rooms or a virtual whiteboard. You cannot also record it. It is better to use it on Google. Sometime you loose connection or cannot hear someone that neet to reload the browser

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Clyde Eugene M.

The open-source video conferencing platform of choice

2021-05-18

I am constantly delighted to see new features being added to the platform (e.g. virtual backgrounds), and the team even upgraded their user interface.

Pros

We have been using it consistently for conducting virtual meetings across the University since the early days of the pandemic and here are a few pros that I can highlight: - It is very user friendly, even non-techies can figure it out without much training - Jitsi integrates well with Moodle (our LMS of choice) and this allows Faculty to host virtual classrooms right from their course page - The DropBox integration allows users to record their meetings and share the recordings easily with others

Cons

Although it is difficult to fault an outstanding project like Jitsi, there are a few areas that still need to be polished up: - At certain times users join a meeting using the supplied link only to find that they are alone (although others using the same link are in the meeting room). This is usually fixed by leaving and rejoining the meeting - Jitsi often struggles with poor connectivity and this matters in not-so-well-developed settings like where some of our students stay

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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