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How to host a video conference1. Get started
Video conference for free with Video Chat
No costVideo Chat is completely free to use – there are no hidden costs.
No installationYou don't need to download anything. Just use the app directly in your browser.
No registrationNo login details mean you can get started straight away, hassle-free.
No contractYou're not committing to anything by using Video Chat. There's no contract.
Use with up to 24 participantsIdeal for team meetings, online conferences and more.
Share your screenMake work easier with features like screen sharing.
Send messages via chatWrite to other participants in the chat tool.
Stay in your browserUse with Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Data privacyVideo Chat meets strict European privacy standards.
No personal detailsYou won't be asked for any personal details when using the tool.
TLS encryptionYour calls are protected by end to end encryption.
Password protected callsAdd another level of security with password protection (optional).
Be one of the first to try out Video Chat in the public beta phase. We'll keep working to improve the tool during this time.
Please let us know what you think of Video Chat – you'll have the chance to give feedback after you've made a call.
The public beta phase will run until the end of March 2021. Until then, Video Chat is yours to use free of charge.
Free Video Conference
IONOS Video Chat is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. It couldn't be easier – thanks to the "Click & Meet" principle, you connect directly to the video conferencing tool via your web browser, without the need to install any additional software. The popular browsers Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are currently compatible with the free video conferencing software. Simply visit the tool's home page on the device of your choosing, click on "Host Meeting", and off you go. Video conferences work on desktop PCs and laptops, as well as smartphones and tablets. What if you just want to join a meeting instead of starting a video meeting yourself? No problem – just click on the "Join Meeting" button and add the meeting ID or link.
IONOS Video Chat enables you to easily organise online video conferences for up to 24 people (including the moderator). The moderator starts the video meeting and can then copy and share the meeting link so that other participants can join. In addition, each participant can share their screen with other participants or send additional information via instant messaging. For a more secure video conference, you can also set a personalised password to protect the video meeting.
IONOS Video Chat is so versatile that it can be used by anyone. Those who may benefit the most from the free video conferencing software, however, are public institutions and schools, due to the tool's high data protection standards. All web-based tools used for video conferences for schools must meet high data protection requirements. This is essential for avoiding data protection and privacy concerns when teaching using video conferencing. As well as being suitable for video conferences for educational purposes, IONOS Video Chat can be used for video conferencing for small businesses, as the current maximum number of participants is 24. There is no need to waste time and money travelling to physical meetings when everyone can simply take part in a web-based video conference.
We’re working on it. The tool is constantly being developed, but it’s not designed for mobile use at the moment. Starting a meeting via your browser on your computer or laptop is quick and easy.
Say goodbye to all video conferencing tools that require you to install software and register before you can begin your online video conference. With IONOS Video Chat, there’s no installation or registration required, neither for the moderator nor the participants. Simply access IONOS Video Chat from your web browser – currently, only Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported. All you need to do is allow the tool to access your camera and microphone, and then you can enjoy your free video conference. The data transmission rate must be at least 6 Mbps for optimum quality. If the video meeting’s picture and sound quality is poor despite a good internet connection, please check if there are any larger files being downloaded in the background.
Protecting your data is our top priority. This is why we developed IONOS Video Chat – a safe, reliable, free tool for you. If you’re wondering whether video conferencing is secure, rest assured that the video conferencing tool is GDPR-compliant and benefits from the strict European laws regarding the protection of personal data. With IONOS Video Chat, you hold GDPR-compliant video conferences and benefit from the hosting taking place in our own ISO 27001-certified European data centres. The transmission of calls is fully encrypted using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, which ensures secure data transmission. In addition, no registration is required to hold online video conferences and we do not store any personal data. Each video meeting can be protected by a password created by the moderator, for a secure video conference.