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    Who knows about google hangouts? It still doesn't work? I also looking for any recommendation about alternatives...any advice, please.

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    Microsoft Teams, the sole reason why Google Apps has been rendered utterly irrelevant. It's achieved massive market domination for a reason, and any organization not using it is currently at a competitive disadvantage.

    You can duplicate its functionality with 3rd party products... but in aggregate they all cost more, both in direct and indirect costs.

    If you really want an open solution, I've had decent luck pairing up Matrix's Synapse with NextCloud. But again, it costs more... it takes me more time to keep that stuff patched, online, and administrated than I save just using Teams. I'm not a huge fan of that reality, but that's reality.
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    Thank you for the information. I also researched some information about Hangouts alternatives and found this review https://alternativemaster.com/alternatives-to-hangouts

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    Agree about MS Teams. Google Meet has worked really well for us too, but I have to check settings often to keep up with all the recent changes.

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    It's not something we use here in an official capacity, but a lot of us at Untangle (myself included) are really big fans/users of Discord. Great video call options/quality, but that's just, like, my opinion..man.

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    I've used Discord in a pinch for companies that don't have Teams. I always seem to forget about it, which is silly because I use it daily.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
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    MS Teams in a browser or native now in Linux.

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