Whereby

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Whereby Overview

What is Whereby?

Whereby is a video conferencing tool designed to enhance collaboration between remote or distributed teams via web or mobile. The web-based platform allows users to create rooms and invite members to video chat via a custom link.

Whereby features include; screen sharing, adjustable privacy settings (lock/unlock rooms), custom branding, and integrations with third party platforms such as Slack, Trello, and YouTube. Guests can access video conversations using a custom link which can be shared via email, chat, or any other platform, and there’s no need for individual logins or passwords when accessing a chat. Users can, however, setup locked rooms which have customizable privacy settings including guest screening and authentication.

Whereby has various plans to suit many budgets and needs. Conversations can contain up to 12 participants with unlimited screen sharing and automatic full screen so that members can give presentations with ease. Users can also customize the layout of their conversation window using a drag and drop interface to move videos and participants, and resize the window of each participant. Customizable branding allows enterprises to create their own branded video chats by adding business logos and color schemes.

Whereby Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$9,99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Free plan: always free with up to 4 participants and 1 room

Pro plan: $9.99/month with up to 12 participants and 3 rooms

Business plan: Starting at $59.99/month with up to 12 participants and multiple users and team rooms


Whereby Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Brand your rooms to reflect your brand
Collaborate from any device
Join at the click of a button. No downloads or login for guests
Seamless screen sharing
Townhall meetings hold up to 50 participants
Whereby screenshot: Brand your rooms to reflect your brand Whereby screenshot: Collaborate from any device Whereby screenshot: Join at the click of a button. No downloads or login for guests Whereby screenshot: Seamless screen sharing Whereby screenshot: Townhall meetings hold up to 50 participants

Whereby Reviews

Whereby Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
50

Very good
25

Average
2

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,8
Customer Support
4,6
95% recommended this app
Eddy F.

Whereby Connect you and your team fast and easy

I like these services because I can create one unique link to share with family, friends, and coworkers, with this just enter the link and you are instantly connected. I will add some sort of approval by the admin to join the meeting.


Claudio P.

The best in

BEFORE:
"Hey, what's your account?" "I don't find you" "Witch one of these 3 old Skype accounts is the new one?"
*THREE HOURS LATER*
"Hey, here we are"

NOW:
"Click on this link" "Hey nice, it took like 3 seconds and I'm not frustrated"


James M.

I thought it was better than it was

It has to be worked on. The idea is nice and neat, but the competition is far better. Start by organizing the screens on the panel, cut off the mic automatically if the participant go silent etc.


Verified Reviewer

Simple, Solid, Effective Product.

Facilitating really solid communication via a remote needs. We were on Zoom for a while but realized its just too complicated for what it offers.


Ioana G.

Finally a screen-sharing tool that doesn't require an extension installation

I have had numerous issues with my research participants dropping off, not being able to connect or getting frustrated because of the video call software. Not having to to explain in entire paragraphs to participanta how to connect is wonderful!


Eddy F.
Industry: Wholesale
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Whereby Connect you and your team fast and easy

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/05/26
Review Source: Capterra

I like these services because I can create one unique link to share with family, friends, and coworkers, with this just enter the link and you are instantly connected. I will add some sort of approval by the admin to join the meeting.

Pros

This service it is easy to use, it is very fast and consumes little to none resources for the machine and connection, I've used it with connections less than 1Mbps of internet speed and I still can share screen and video (not the best quality) but it works. A great option for meetings.

Cons

I can't see any cons just yet. Maybe the interface is too simple (for some people) but I choose performance over graphics any time of the week. (Maybe: One con would be that any person with your personalized link can access to the meeting)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Claudio P.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The best in

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/23
Review Source: Capterra

BEFORE:
"Hey, what's your account?" "I don't find you" "Witch one of these 3 old Skype accounts is the new one?"
*THREE HOURS LATER*
"Hey, here we are"

NOW:
"Click on this link" "Hey nice, it took like 3 seconds and I'm not frustrated"

Pros

YOUR INTERLOCUTORS DON'T NEED AN ACCOUNT. Or software. Or your nickname.

You simply have to send them a short link like appear.in/**yourname** and that's it.

Cons

None. It's a super simple and easy to use solution.
Maybe, the fact that not everyone is using it, so sometimes you're forced in use other bad conference solutions.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

James M.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

I thought it was better than it was

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/03/06
Review Source: Capterra

It has to be worked on. The idea is nice and neat, but the competition is far better. Start by organizing the screens on the panel, cut off the mic automatically if the participant go silent etc.

Pros

I liked the simplicity. Reminded me of the initial versions of Skype.

Cons

When I subscribed, to be able to bring more people into the room, it was messy, there was no way I could organize the screens like I do when I'm using Zoom or Skype. Suddenly, my webcam wasn't visible for the participants. I admit that there was a lot of emails exchanged to try and solve the problem, but it was never solved. By that stage I had paid over 70 pounds for the subscription, and decided to cancel something I could never use. No money back was offered.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Simple, Solid, Effective Product.

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/05
Review Source: Capterra

Facilitating really solid communication via a remote needs. We were on Zoom for a while but realized its just too complicated for what it offers.

Pros

The ease of use of Whereby is the best part of it. No downloading software, no adding extensions, no asking people to install anything. Everyone can join in really simple. It really helps connecting with clients quickly and efficiently.

Cons

There's not much to dislike, the simplicity of it makes it that easy. Sometimes the connections are spotty.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Ioana G.
Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Finally a screen-sharing tool that doesn't require an extension installation

Used Monthly for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2020/01/14
Review Source: Capterra

I have had numerous issues with my research participants dropping off, not being able to connect or getting frustrated because of the video call software. Not having to to explain in entire paragraphs to participanta how to connect is wonderful!

Pros

No need to install an extension. It's simplicity, particularly since we have participants of various technical capabilities

Cons

Haven't found anything yet! But - you still need the app to share your screen on mobile. Recordings cost extra (but still affordable).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 79 user ratings
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Whereby Pricing

Whereby Pricing

Starting from
US$9,99/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Free plan: always free with up to 4 participants and 1 room

Pro plan: $9.99/month with up to 12 participants and 3 rooms

Business plan: Starting at $59.99/month with up to 12 participants and multiple users and team rooms

Free plan: always free with up to 4 participants and 1 room

Pro plan: $9.99/month with up to 12 participants and 3 rooms

Business plan: Starting at $59.99/month with up to 12 participants and multiple users and team rooms

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 79 user ratings
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Whereby Features

Whereby Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Call Monitoring
Call Recording
Call Routing
Call Transfer
Caller ID
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Conferencing
Contact Management
Customizable Branding
Instant Messaging
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Video Conferencing
Voice Mail
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for Whereby

Additional information for Whereby

Key features of Whereby

  • Access control
  • Archiving & retention
  • Auto fullscreen
  • Call sharing
  • Chat
  • Chat functionality
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Communication management
  • Conferencing
  • Customizable branding
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Employee communities
  • Group forums
  • Instant messaging
  • Live / video conferencing
  • Presentation streaming
  • Privacy options
  • Screen sharing
  • Third party integration
  • Two-way audio & video
  • Video support

Benefits

  • Access Whereby video conversations anywhere using the Android and iOS native mobile apps for meetings on-the-go.

  • Lock rooms for added privacy meaning that members have to be added individually and can be screened upon entering to ensure they are authorized to join the chat.

  • Integrate with third party applications Trello, Slack, and Youtube to share URLS for video conversations, add content to presentations, and more.

  • Benefit from screen sharing and auto fullscreen for Pro and Business plans, meaning users can give presentations alongside pre-prepared slides and all participants can view them in real time.

  • Invite participants to video conversations simply by creation a custom URL link and sharing it via Slack, email, social media, or any other means of communication.

  • Whereby FAQs

    Whereby FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Whereby.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Whereby offer?

    Whereby offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$9,99/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Free plan: always free with up to 4 participants and 1 room Pro plan: $9.99/month with up to 12 participants and 3 rooms Business plan: Starting at $59.99/month with up to 12 participants and multiple users and team rooms

    Q. What are the main features of Whereby?

    Whereby offers the following features:

    • Access control
    • Archiving & retention
    • Auto fullscreen
    • Call sharing
    • Chat
    • Chat functionality
    • Collaboration tools
    • Collaborative workspace
    • Communication management
    • Conferencing
    • Customizable branding
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Employee communities
    • Group forums
    • Instant messaging
    • Live / video conferencing
    • Presentation streaming
    • Privacy options
    • Screen sharing
    • Third party integration
    • Two-way audio & video
    • Video support

    Q. Who are the typical users of Whereby?

    Whereby has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Whereby support?

    Whereby supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Whereby offer?

    Whereby has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Whereby support mobile devices?

    Whereby supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Whereby integrate with?

    Whereby integrates with the following applications:

    Fantastical, Fleep, Flock, Google Docs, Slack, Trello, Trello

    Q. What level of support does Whereby offer?

    Whereby offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support