Overall Satisfaction with BlueJeans Meetings
BlueJeans is the virtual meeting tool of choice for our largest internal meetings -- across the whole organization -- as well as many client meetings for my department. I believe the executive team uses BlueJeans the most, and therefore it was implemented across the organization because of its many presentation tools and reliability for communication with video and audio as well. We began using it at least a year before the pandemic caused remote work to make it even more necessary; BlueJeans connected our organization across four time zones so that we could meet in real-time.
- Virtual presentations.
- Video calling.
- Breakout rooms.
- Allows you to blur your background for video calls.
- BlueJeans Meetings is not as popular in the non-business world, so your clients may have to install it before you can meet with them.
- Limited use of 25-person meeting display: it's simply not practical for smaller devices or computer screens.
- High-quality streaming options are limited by your clients' and employees' stream speeds.
- All-Hands meetings were improved to feel less like a prerecorded video show and more like an actual conversation using BlueJeans.
- Client meetings remained smooth in the transition to working-from-home with easy video calling and scheduling.
- These were the main points that helped my department, as I am unfamiliar with how BlueJeans was implemented in external sales uses, but I imagine it was equally helpful for meetings when in-person was not available.
I have not used the iOS or Android mobile apps but am thankful for their options, as mobile video calling apps are in general incredibly helpful to keep in touch with coworkers, bosses, and clients while away from my desk. The real-time collaboration is what makes BlueJeans stand out from other video conferencing options I have used because it is implemented on-screen instead of through several pop-up tabs like Zoom, or a sidebar chat that I found many fellow meeting attendees ignoring in Microsoft Teams.
I cannot recall any issues with the audio for my BlueJeans Meetings. I was impressed with the lack of background noise in video calls compared to FaceTime, Zoom, Google, and Teams. Audio quality is, of course, also limited by your microphone settings but it has not been an issue for meetings.
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BlueJeans Meetings is the most deluxe, feature-heavy webinar and virtual meetings software program I have used. We began using it to connect for All-Hands Meetings for our country-wide company offices without needing to travel to be together, and we transitioned to using it more frequently once work from home became a necessity. Microsoft Teams later improved its options for video calling but in my opinion, remains a weak option that people mostly use because it integrates with the Microsoft software we've already bought into and not because it offers anything special. Teams seems to be a lackluster version of Slack that adds video calling, and it's sad that Microsoft ruined its stronghold on video calling that it once had under Skype in exchange for a program that feels like it's still in beta some days. Zoom works well for simple meetings and webinars but I prefer the features that BlueJeans offers for a more robust and connected community in video calls. I have not used Google Meet for large calls but it is sufficient for small meetings because it does not require downloading new software, which is a nice option for clients.
BlueJeans Meetings does a great job with Webinars and large events, with features like high-quality video and audio options. But please consider if these are what your client or audience will be able to enjoy. The accessibility options, including automatic captioning, are standard. Many internet connections will not make use of these extra features because streaming quality relies not just on your end of the video feed, but everyone connected to it and their internet connection speeds. This is a slicker version of Zoom, however, and it has a nicer feel for use than the standard video calling programs, especially Microsoft Teams. The flexibility of BlueJeans' software and apps for mobile, home, and conference room video calls and webinars allows you to meet from anywhere -- as long as your clients are willing to download yet another video calling program. If you can convince them to take up more space on their devices, BlueJeans will deliver a premium call experience, but only you can decide if it's worth the hassle and expense.