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Fuze vs Skype: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fuze as "Online Meetings for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android". Fuze is the highest quality most reliable way to meet, share, and get work done. Fuze supports 12 HD video conference streams and up to 250 participants with clear HD voice. Share high resolution interactive content with powerful co-annotation controls. On the other hand, Skype is detailed as "Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing". Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

Fuze and Skype belong to "Web and Video Conferencing" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Fuze are:

  • Consistent experience across supported devices
  • Mobile: iOS and Android
  • Desktop: OSX, Windows, and Linux

On the other hand, Skype provides the following key features:

  • Calling- Make free Skype to Skype calls or call mobiles and landlines home and abroad at low rates.
  • Video- Catch up face to face or get a whole group together on a video call.
  • Messaging- You're always in the loop with instant messaging, voice messaging and sending texts.
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Lisa Myers
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Hi, I am helping teachers in my kid's schools to set up distance learning and wanted to see what is better between Webex, Zoom, and Skype (although only putting this one in as most parents probably have it). The children are 8-9, so they won't be using it on their own and the parents have no experience using Webex or Zoom.

The main use will be for the teacher to explain what they will be covering in the week and enable some social interaction between the kids.

I need to be easy to use for about 20-25 people.

Thanks for your advice, Lisa

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Yoram Kornatzky
Independent Information Technology and Services Professional at DR. YORAM KORNATZKY LTD · | 4 upvotes · 348 views
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ZoomZoom

I consider Skype dead. Even Microsoft strongly neglected it. Webex is more corporate-oriented. So for your use case, I recommend Zoom. It is easy to set up, and the quality is very good. Zoom became such a household name that the average person heard about it. Moreover, any person probably has friends who may have used it. So it will be easier for people to get some community help.

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Attila Fulop
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ZoomZoom

We've been using Zoom for about a half a year and it's stability is unbeatable. We have all-hands on Fridays with 100+ participants. The free tier can easily handle the requirements, the only limitation is that max meeting length is 40 minutes. After that you can immediately restart the meeting, but the pro option is also very affordable. It also features screen sharing and whiteboard sharing out of the box. I also appreciate that it's not mandatory to register an account to attend a meeting.

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John Perry
Account Executive at Towerstream · | 3 upvotes · 76.7K views
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From my experiences I feel like Zoom is a pretty intuitive program to teach kids, however Skype might be more common amongst them already.

I am a big fan of Microsoft Teams.

They all do the same pretty much but Teams I find the bells and whistles are easier to find, like custom backgrounds... creating groups for topic discussions that remain there until you want to change/edit or delete. Easy to share files.

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Fábio Henrique Oliveira
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Hi, Lisa,

I haven't used Skype in a long time. I have I lot of experience with Zoom and Webex. Both for me are very good tools, especially if you have money to pay for (to unlock more features, like more people in a video conference - Zoom).

Nowadays, I've used more Webex with my undergraduate students, I'm using the free account. Cloud recording is a features very useful, especially while using the free account (thanks Cisco!). Webex has control features very useful (e.g., mute, raise hand etc).

Kind regards,

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Pros of Fuze
Pros of Skype
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    • 258
      Free, widespread
    • 147
      Desktop and mobile apps
    • 110
      Because i have to :(
    • 57
      Low cost international calling
    • 56
      Good for international calls
    • 10
      Best call quality anywhere, generally
    • 5
      Beautiful emojis
    • 4
      Chat bots
    • 2
      Translator
    • 1
      Skype for business integration with Outlook
    • 1
      Not the Best, but get the job done

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    Cons of Fuze
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      • 5
        Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
      • 3
        Not always reliable
      • 3
        Outdated UI
      • 3
        Birthday notifications are annoying
      • 3
        The worst indicator noises of any app ever
      • 2
        Finding/adding people isn't easy

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      What is Fuze?

      Fuze is the highest quality most reliable way to meet, share, and get work done. Fuze supports 12 HD video conference streams and up to 250 participants with clear HD voice. Share high resolution interactive content with powerful co-annotation controls.

      What is Skype?

      Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

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        What are some alternatives to Fuze and Skype?
        Zoom
        Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
        RingCentral
        Since RingCentral is cloud based, you enjoy the freedom to connect and manage multiple locations, devices and workers within your cloud phone system. You can easily customize users, departments, and call handling rules. No matter where you, or the users, are. You only need a high-speed Internet connection and your phone system is ready to work lightning fast, anytime and anyplace. There’s no PBX hardware.
        Fuse
        It is a set of user experience development tools that unify design, prototyping and implementation of high quality, native apps for iOS and Android.
        Slack
        Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
        Webex
        Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with Webex mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together.
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