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Skype vs. Zoom: Video chat apps for working from home compared – CNET

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Many offices have issued work-from-home orders as cases of the novel coronavirus increase around the world. Tech giants including Apple have mandated their employees work remotely and instituted aid for hourly workers. 

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Even if you’re working from the comfort of your living room, business must continue as usual, or at least as best it can. Since your coworkers won’t be at the desk or room next to you, the next best communication tool is video chat. While there are many options to choose from, Skype and Zoom are two of the heavy hitters. Here’s how the two video chat and conferencing apps compare. 

Read more: 10 free video chat apps to use if you’re social distancing

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Microsoft’s Skype is a telecommunications app that works for video chats, calls and instant messaging. The app is compatible with Android and iOS, Windows, iPadOS, web browser, Alexa and Xbox. Skype offers multiple subscription plans if you want to call someone’s cellphone or landline;

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