Whereby vs. Zoom Events & Webinars

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Whereby
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Norwegian company appear.in offers their flagship video conferencing platform to small teams, both in a free edition hosting up to 4 guests simultaneously in a session or a paid edition that supports up to 12 simultaneous meeting guests, among other features.
$0
per user
Zoom Events & Webinars
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Zoom Events and Webinars are part of Zoom’s event solutions that uses existing Zoom products to produce interactive and engaging virtual experiences. It combines Zoom Meetings, Chat, and Video Webinars in one solution that enables event organizers to produce ticketed, live events for internal or external audiences of any size.
$79
per month starting with 500 attendees
Pricing
WherebyZoom Events & Webinars
Editions & Modules
Free
$0
per user
Pro
$9.99
per user
Business
$59.99 and up
per user/room
Zoom Webinars
starting at $79
per month starting with 500 attendees
Zoom Sessions
starting at $99
per month starting with 100 attendees
Zoom Events
starting at $149
per month starting with 100 attendees
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
WherebyZoom Events & Webinars
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
WherebyZoom Events & Webinars
Considered Both Products
Whereby
Chose Whereby
It is a very simple tool. It can be accessed by all very fast. Sometimes we do more than one videoconference simultaneously and Whereby helps a lot as a second option, especially with few participants.
Zoom Events & Webinars

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
WherebyZoom Events & Webinars
Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software
Comparison of Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software features of Product A and Product B
Whereby
7.8
14 Ratings
3% below category average
Zoom Events & Webinars
-
Ratings
High quality audio9.014 Ratings00 Ratings
High quality video9.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Low bandwidth requirements8.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile support5.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Screen Sharing
Comparison of Screen Sharing features of Product A and Product B
Whereby
8.0
13 Ratings
0% above category average
Zoom Events & Webinars
-
Ratings
Desktop sharing8.013 Ratings00 Ratings
Whiteboards8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Meetings / Events
Comparison of Online Meetings / Events features of Product A and Product B
Whereby
9.4
13 Ratings
13% above category average
Zoom Events & Webinars
-
Ratings
Calendar integration9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting initiation9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with social media9.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Record meetings / events9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Slideshows9.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Collaboration
Comparison of Online Events Collaboration features of Product A and Product B
Whereby
8.3
9 Ratings
2% below category average
Zoom Events & Webinars
-
Ratings
Live chat9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience polling7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Q&A9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Security
Comparison of Online Events Security features of Product A and Product B
Whereby
6.9
11 Ratings
19% below category average
Zoom Events & Webinars
-
Ratings
User authentication8.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Participant roles & permissions5.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Confidential attendee list7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Events Marketing
Comparison of Online Events Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Whereby
-
Ratings
Zoom Events & Webinars
8.3
31 Ratings
3% below category average
Branding options00 Ratings8.131 Ratings
Virtual Event
Comparison of Virtual Event features of Product A and Product B
Whereby
-
Ratings
Zoom Events & Webinars
8.5
4 Ratings
2% below category average
Registration, RSVP, and ticketing00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Email marketing00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Livestreaming00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Audience engagement00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Event recording00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Virtual booths00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Networking00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Event analytics00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
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User Ratings
WherebyZoom Events & Webinars
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(15 ratings)
9.2
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
2.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
5.1
(9 ratings)
7.8
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
WherebyZoom Events & Webinars
Likelihood to Recommend
Whereby
If you cannot use another more common solution on the market or are looking for an alternative to the known solutions, it is a great alternative. If you have other tools already, and just want to test [them], that's fine, but I think the better-known ones have a better chance of using, knowing, and the learning curve will be shorter.
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Zoom
I've used Zoom Webinars for meetings and webinars from two people to 500 people. It has worked well and reliably in each scenario! I especially appreciate that viewers can turn on closed captions if they need them or can have the language translated. That makes this very helpful for our teammates that need that type of assistance.
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Pros
Whereby
  • Easy to use: The app is very, very easy to use. Literally just create a chat room (input a name) and access it to chat.
  • Call/video quality: I've experienced better call quality on appear.in than in almost all other chat and video conferencing services out there.
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Zoom
  • Simple user experience--very intuitive for attendees to join, interact with Q&A
  • Adaptable and feature rich--very easy to set up Webinars for different use cases with features like registration, Q&A, practice session, HQ video, branding and virtual backgrounds, polls/quizzes, post-surveys, breakouts, resources, production studio, FB/YT Live, captions/translation, etc
  • Aesthetically pleasing--new branding options (such as webinar wallpaper, custom backgrounds, and name tags), plus the recent addition of the Production Studio feature, means it's easier than ever to produce beautiful and appealing webinars.
  • Panelists, practice session, and backstage--Zoom makes it easy to set up webinar panelists ahead of time, and get them into the room early for a practice session. The new backstage option is even more powerful than the practice session feature.
  • The bleeding edge--Zoom is continually adding powerful new features for Webinar rooms, where other programs leave you with the same ol' stagnant feature set.
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Cons
Whereby
  • The paid version may have dial-in. But I have always used the free version. Dial-in is typically required for an "official" multi-purpose teleconference platform.
  • I did have some trouble with larger groups (5+) when it was Appear.in but almost always use it for small 1-on-1 or 3 person meetings.
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Zoom
  • Like most Zoom products, Zoom Events is actively being improved and updated. The release cycle is monthly, which means event planners need to keep up with changes.
  • While Zoom Events also works for in-person only events, this will require a certain mind-set shift to work well for many organizations.
  • There is a core group of small business Zoom Events users who can provide help to new-comers, and an increasing number of helpful on-boarding resources, but Zoom Tier 1 support still starts out with the most pedantic questions; it's difficult to reach someone who can really help you with a difficult problem if you are not a large Zoom customer.
  • Professional Services is available from Zoom, but it the cost is out of reach of most small businesses and non-profit organizations.
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Likelihood to Renew
Whereby
We are using a larger tool suite that already includes video conferencing instead of our older approach of using different apps from different vendors. appear.in has a simple but great set of features but its pricing scheme is not as scalable as we really need in a 500+ employee company.
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Zoom
We will be renewing with Zoom as long as it continues to meet our needs for client and lead outreach needs in a robust manner. With little error and an easy to use interface, Zoom has met our needs and exceeded our expectations. The cost is right and with a short learning curve, Zoom has been an easy decision to make and maintain.
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Usability
Whereby
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
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Zoom
Zoom [Video Webinar] is easy and secure to use. It has all those feature which can make a virtual meeting go smooth. Zoom [Video Webinar] provides one click join option and easy screen sharing. It also has strong tools to restrict meeting controls and is secure enough to let you start with it. Zoom [Video Webinar] in relation to other video webinar application is easy to use and lightweight, its mobile application is also easy to use.
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Support Rating
Whereby
Never had to contact support, so we cannot give a rating for their overall support. When we noticed the audio was not always great quality, we simply educated our users to mute the mic and use the in-room conference phone which is connected via a dedicated VOIP link and had much better voice quality. The video performance varied by locations network speed and found it got much worse when the room size increased to over 4 connections.
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Zoom
Zoom Video Webinar provides users with updates on their newest functions as part of an email subscribed list. They provide you with up-to-date information on all their latest changes and functions for ease [in] transition. Zoom Video Webinar can be contacted easily for any questions or concerns you may have with the platform and the response is timely.
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Implementation Rating
Whereby
After a recommendation from a partner, as the system is very easy to use, we simply start.
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Zoom
Implementation was very feasible during our initial usage of the Zoom after COVID-19.
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Alternatives Considered
Whereby
I find Zoom more complicated to use and harder to use because a lot of people do not like having to download things to their computers or devices and Whereby is so easy to get connected with . I like that Zoom offers larger rooms, but at this point the cost is not worth the extra expense.
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Zoom
Go To Webinar has been the standard in webinar technology for years. But it's a terrible experience from an administrator's perspective. You start the program, and 15 windows pop-up, giving you all sorts of configuration choices. In order to operate a webinar smoothly, we needed 4 members on the team (1 speaker, 1 moderator, 2 people managing any tech unknowns and set things up.) Zoom Webinar can be done with a single person because of how easy the options are. Also, put GoToWebinar in front of somebody new - and watch them fumble for 15 minutes trying to figure out how to present. Zoom, there's not much to explain. Everything is clearly laid out with a clean UX design.
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Return on Investment
Whereby
  • In general, any sort of online collaborations saves a lot on your budget. The meetings are rather more on time and can be efficient and short.
  • Easy to drop-by and have a small talk with clients/teammates within COVID era.
  • The URL makes you look fancy instead of a random hash.
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Zoom
  • I am a user of Zoom, not an administrator, so I can't speak to it's ROI outside of how it effectively allows me to conduct presentations with groups of people I wouldn't normally have in the same room.
  • Zoom has a very positive impact on keeping me connected with my colleagues in a more human way through the use of video and audio when we are conducting meetings. This helps strengthen work relationships so there are less misunderstandings from email or text only systems.
  • Zoom has allowed my company with remote employees all over the place, in addition to multiple physical office locations, conduct quarterly meetings with our CEO that make everyone feel involved.
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ScreenShots

Whereby Screenshots

Screenshot of Easy video meetings in your browser. No downloads, no login.Screenshot of Up to 50 participants in Townhall rooms.Screenshot of Record, save, and share meetings.

Zoom Events & Webinars Screenshots

Screenshot of features available for Zoom Events & WebinarsScreenshot of features available for Zoom EventsScreenshot of new and enhanced features