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Updated on September 26, 2022
Published on September 21, 2020
Did you know that you can seamlessly deliver a world-class event, virtually, using Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinars? The two solutions can support a variety of engaging and interactive online events, but there are a few key differences when using Zoom for meetings and Zoom for webinars.
Meetings are for connecting a group of people for two-way discussion and collaboration. Meetings are best for group collaboration, team meetings, sales demos, online learning and trainings, and office hours. Meetings allow all participants to easily interact and share with each other and the host.
Webinars are best for presenting to a large audience where the host wants more control over the experience and audience members join without their audio or video turned on. The focus for webinars is on the presenter or panelists. The audience joins to listen and learn and then ask questions at the end. Zoom Webinar supports large internal and external events, such as company all-hands, city council meetings, product announcements, customer conferences, concerts, and even religious gatherings.
This side-by-side comparison helps break down when to use paid meetings features versus webinars.
And let’s take a deeper dive into the features of each solution so you can better understand which solution is right for your next online event.
Meetings are designed to be highly collaborative, allowing all participants to share content and turn their video on or off, annotate, whiteboard, and contribute to the conversation. Due to the collaborative nature of virtual meetings, they are best for events where you know all the participants attending.
Here are the key features you can leverage in your meetings:
When hosting large meetings, it is important the host understands the features they have access to and how to enable/disable them. To ensure a secure and uninterrupted online event, check out our blog on securing your Zoom Meetings.
As an add-on to your paid Zoom Meeting license, Zoom Webinars provide a tool to connect and engage audiences across the globe. Using Zoom for webinars provides Zoom’s same great video quality and reliability and ensures everyone has a seamless experience.
Here are key features that will make your online events engaging and impactful when using Zoom for webinars:
Whether you are hosting your first webinar or looking to get more out of your next virtual event, join a live training to learn the ins and outs of using Zoom for webinars. To get expert tips for hosting virtual events using Zoom solutions, check out our on-demand webinar “Best Practices for Hosting Online Events.”