Useful tool for a non-profit social media community
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 19, 2019

Useful tool for a non-profit social media community

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BlueJeans

I use BlueJeans myself to have meetings with members of my Facebook Group and can broadcast the meeting on the Group Page.
We talk about spirituality and grief and sometimes have Q&As or interviews with special guests. It is easy to use and join in from your computer or smartphone. Very happy with the product.
  • Facebook webcasting. It is easy to stream the meeting on Facebook for everyone to watch and comment.
  • Moderator control. It is easy to close /open meeting, mute participants.
  • Calendar. It is easy to organize your event by posting them in the calendar that supports Google/iOS calendar.
  • Not many people use it or know what it is, so it's not very straightforward as I have always to explain what kind of platform it is, where to find it.
  • Sometimes the quality of the video streamed on FB is poor.
  • When someone closes the page to look at something else during a meeting the window with their face disappears, which makes it a bit confusing when the meeting is streamed with all the participants in the same screen.
  • Made it possible to have meetings with people on the other side of the world, so I got to know them and exchange ideas.
  • Made it possible to have an interview and Q&A which were seen by many people thanks to FB integration.
  • My organization is a non-profit.
  • Zoom
Zoom is a great platform and it is very well known in the environment my organization works in, which is a plus. However, it is very expensive and the features offered with a free subscription are very limited. BlueJeans offer great features at a good price, which for my organization which is a non-profit, is great.
Joining meetings it is easy, setting up an account is also easy. It may be a bit confusing for participants that don't know the platform, as it is not straightforward to understand that joining a meeting is completely free. I am always the host and I find it easy to organize and chair meetings.
I use only integration with my calendar which is great because I don't have to add the event separately.
For interviews streamed on Facebook, it works well and is cheaper than other platforms. In business meetings with several participants, everyone can easily listen and join in. If there are 100+ participants and more than one moderator it may become difficult to manage. If you have may appointments but don't want to travel it's the ideal tool.

BlueJeans Feature Ratings

High quality audio
9
High quality video
5
Low bandwidth requirements
9
Mobile support
9
Desktop sharing
7
Whiteboards
7
Calendar integration
9
Meeting initiation
9
Integrates with social media
10
Live chat
8
Q&A
9
User authentication
8
Participant roles & permissions
8