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Web conferencing

Need a web conferencing tool to connect you virtually with team members, clients, and customers? Dialpad equips you with unlimited HD video conferencing and a range of collaboration-boosting functionalities to facilitate productive face-to-face meetings from any device, anywhere in the world.

What is web conferencing?

Web conferencing is an umbrella term for a specific type of online meeting. Unlike a phone or video call, web conferences involve live face-to-face meetings facilitated by conferencing software over the internet, and they allow two or more participants to collaborate and share web-based content from different locations.

Web video conferencing is often available as a built-in feature within VoIP software solutions and unified communications platforms.

What are the benefits of web conferencing software?

Web conferencing software offers numerous business benefits, empowering scattered teams to collaborate with each other and clients effectively across the globe. This radically reduces the need for domestic and international travel, making it easier (not to mention much, much cheaper) to schedule meetings.

During a web conference call, participants also have access to a range of valuable collaboration tools to boost teamwork, from in-meeting messaging to screen and file sharing. These functionalities allow participants to review documents together, share presentations, and chat during conferences without causing any interruption.

Dialpad: More than just web conferencing software

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Instant calling, easy invites

You never know when you might need to jump on a conference call or hangout. Customers and clients often come through with urgent, last-minute requests. With Dialpad, meeting participants can join a web conference just by clicking a link in the invite or dialling a number.

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Any device, any time

Get full functionality across your desktop and mobile devices. Dialpad’s desktop and mobile apps work across iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. Or, for total ease of use, you’ll have full access to the Dialpad platform from your web browser. (Most web conferencing platforms give you the option of using your browser too, but with significantly fewer features… because they want you in their app.)

👉 Dialpad tip:

More and more web conferencing platforms are saying that you can “join meetings from your browser,” which is great! But Dialpad’s web conferencing software is one of the few tools that let you start / host a meeting from your browser, too—not just join from a browser.

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Truly unified communications

If you need phone calls or SMS and instant messaging in addition to having online meetings, then it's usually best to opt for a unified platform that puts all those communication channels in one place. It's less expensive—and you won't have to manage or learn to use as many different tools. Dialpad's platform is designed to give you exactly that.

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Screen sharing

If you need to review designs in online meetings regularly, then desktop sharing is a must. With Dialpad, the screen share option is unique in that you can share the link via SMS with, say, a client—and they'd be able to join your screen share without downloading anything. Dialpad also integrates with Miro to allow for virtual whiteboarding. Make annotations, zoom in on a website mockup, and brainstorm together, virtually!

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In-meeting chat

Let your attendees interact with each other during a web conference—without interrupting the speaker—with the in-meeting chat box and emoji reactions.

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Flexible pricing options

Whether you’re a small business or large enterprise, Dialpad has a pricing plan to suit your needs. With the Business plan, you get more advanced features like custom dial-in numbers, meeting transcriptions, and automated post-meeting summary emails.

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Meeting recording

While it’s now much easier to arrange client meetings thanks to web conferencing, there will still be times when not everyone can attend. That’s why Dialpad has a meeting recording feature that lets you record and share recordings with people who couldn’t participate in the call—or just as a way for people to review what you talked about in the meeting.

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Robust security features

Dialpad provides you with a lot of ways to keep your web conference safe. Lock your meeting, require a password, limit screen sharing, boot out unwanted guests, and more. Say goodbye to meeting crashers.

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Integrations with your favourite tools

Dialpad integrates with a wide range of popular business software, including Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Salesforce, and more, to make scheduling video meetings and conference calls faster and easier. You can also create custom automations with its open API!

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HD video quality

Dialpad is designed with crystal-clear video and high-quality audio in mind. That being said, if your team is working from home for good, make sure you have a good network! As long as you do, you can call, video chat, and message to your heart’s content with our unified communications platform.

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Integrated contact centre platform

Did you know that Dialpad also has a contact centre product? If you have a customer support or contact centre team, you have the option of implementing Dialpad Ai Contact Centre as well, which is completely integrated with the unified communications app. One login, one account, one beautiful user experience.

Get started with web conferencing for free

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Get started with Dialpad's web conferencing platform in 3 easy steps

All you’ll need to get started with Dialpad’s conferencing services is an internet connection, a webcam or built-in camera, and a web browser (or the Dialpad app).

Unlike some web conferencing providers that require users to download a dedicated desktop or mobile app to run meetings, Dialpad allows you to host or attend browser-based video meetings with absolutely no downloads necessary.

You’ll be able to schedule and join meetings from both the Dialpad app and any compatible web browser (including Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Opera), depending entirely on your preferences.

This is especially useful if you want to schedule a web call with clients who don’t have access to Dialpad’s video meeting platform—they’ll be able to join conferences with ease.

So, how does setting up a web conference with Dialpad actually work? Well, it’s as easy as one, two, three. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Send a conference invite: Log-in to Dialpad via your mobile/web browser or from the Dialpad app and select “send conference invite”.

  2. Choose participants: Select your chosen participants from your contacts list by searching their number or name. You can also input a number from your browser without the app.

  3. Send your invite: Once you’ve chosen your participants, click the “send” button. You’ll be redirected to a messaging conversation containing the conference invite for your participants to respond to.

If you’re using the browser version of Dialpad, you and your meeting participants will enjoy all of the same features as you would in the desktop app. Participants just join meetings via a URL instead.

If you’d rather start a conference call right away without sending invites to participants ahead of time, then you can do that too. Simply start your conference directly from an existing chat conversation by clicking on the phone or video icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

And if you’re on the Business plan, when your call starts, there’s no need to take meeting notes. With Dialpad, built-in Artificial Intelligence technology will transcribe calls automatically in real time. These will then be emailed to you after your meetings.

Work from anywhere with innovative web conferencing tools

Web conferencing tools are changing the way we work for the better. We’re talking greater flexibility, reduced costs, and increased efficiency. What’s not to love?

By incorporating web conferencing into your business communications strategy, you’ll be able to streamline day-to-day operations, meet with distributed clients, and provide employees with a convenient and collaborative way to work.

Dialpad’s web conferencing platform makes it easy to set up and join video conferences directly from your web browser or the desktop or mobile app. Hosts and participants will have access to advanced meeting controls, robust security, and a selection of collaboration-enhancing functionalities, from any device, anywhere in the world (even without downloading the app!).

Dialpad arms you with a user-friendly and feature-rich web conferencing platform to maximise team collaboration wherever your workers are based. And, if you want to harness the power of AI to supercharge your virtual meetings, you can, with the Business plan from only £10 per user, per month.

Interested in web conferencing?

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FAQs about web conferencing

Are there different types of web conferencing?

There are three core types of meetings or collaborative events that may be described as web-based conferencing, and which businesses could benefit from. Webcasting works a bit like an online broadcast. A webcast involves transmitting audio-visual content over the internet to viewers.

Webinars involve conducting lectures or workshop-style presentations via the internet. Webinars are predominantly one-way interactions but may allow for some audience participation, too. The most interactive type of web conferencing is a web meeting. Web meetings are a lot like in-person meetings, except they take place virtually. There’s usually a high level of interaction during a web meeting. Participants will gather to collaborate on and discuss documents, projects, and presentations.

When would you use web conferencing?

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