5 Common Misconceptions About Video Calls

Posted By
Adam Grant

For those of you still debating about whether or not to welcome video calls into your life, we appreciate that you remain interested in learning more about them.

Understandably, you may have never had a need to use an online meeting platform until recently, or you felt plenty comfortable communicating with others over the phone, email, text, or social media.

There is also the possibility that you have been receiving bad information about video conferences from others, and are still looking to separate fact from fiction. We are here to help you with that. 

As far as we are concerned, here are 5 of the most common misconceptions about video calls:

They are Not Secure 

Just about any activity you perform online could be considered dangerous if you do not take certain precautions up front. For instance, you should download anti-virus software, create tough-to-guess passwords, and not click on any link that looks suspicious. These will help keep you safe online. 

Another way to practice online safety is to only do business with a company you can trust – especially in the video call market. There are a lot of these entities available to consumers, with high-calibre providers (like Banty) placing a gigantic focus on user security.

If you know how to be safe online, always check out the security reputation of online meeting platforms before signing up for one. 

Your Productivity Will Drop 

It’s been argued that certain online activities result in a drop in productivity for those using them – especially for business purposes. However, if you use a video chat app the right way for professional matters, your workflow will improve mightily.

Participating in a live video chat online with a boss or co-worker will help you better understand the project at hand. What’s more, it helps teams with in-house and remote staff to better communicate and collaborate with one another. As a result of these conveniences, your productivity will definitely surge when virtual meetings are taking place.

It’s Complicated

Yes and no, but mostly no. While no online meeting platform is perfect, the common goal nowadays (apart from user security) is to make the video chat process as straightforward as possible.

At Banty, we focus on making all features simple to track down and use while planning a video call, or participating in one. If there is a functionality issue, we are also quick to correct it and resolve a customer’s concern.

Even if you are absolutely new to video chat apps, providers like Banty will always offer users in-depth help tutorials and guidance.

Not Everyone Needs this Technology 

This is simply not true. Be it for personal or business use, video calls are a great way to have a very friendly, personal, and productive get-together with someone. Whether you are in the same town, or countries apart, virtual meetings are amazing at bringing people together. 

You Will Get Fatigued Fast

Now, if you do 12, 16, or 18 hours worth of online team meetings on a given day, then yeah, you will get fatigued when using this technology. Like everything in life, moderation is key.

Everyone is different, so what works best is understanding what your daily video chat threshold is, and then sticking to that as best as possible. 

Banty is an easy and safe online meeting platform for personal and professional use. Tap here to learn more about our services as well as our 14-day free trial for all new users.

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Adam Grant

Adam has been a professional, published writer for more than 20 years. He has experience writing about technology, business, music, news, as well as many topics in-between. When not banging away at the keyboard, Adam spins vinyl, obsesses over sports, and takes his dog on giant walks.