There are a number of ways that participants can access your video and/or screen sharing conference call from within their browser. There is no need for them to have an account with us and there is nothing for them to download.
**Please note that our screen sharing service is optimized for use with the Google Chrome browser on Mac and Windows computers. Our downloadable desktop apps for Windows and macOS also support screen shring. All FreeConference apps can be downloaded here **
If you wish to initiate an on-demand conference via the "Start" button on your homepage, you can have participants join your video call by sending them your unique URL that is at the top of your account window. Simply click on 'Copy details' (or click on the link on the right) and then paste this info into a message to send to participants.
Once they have entered the link in the address bar of their Chrome browser window the following pop-up will appear (if they are not already signed up and logged in to FreeConference.com). They can then simply enter their preferred name to join your video or web conference as a guest, or if they have an account, they can also sign in from here.
On the next window they will have the option to call in via the internet ( 'Internet'), via phone (' Phone'), or to simply view your conference online without audio ('View only'). If you want to hold a video conference, you can select 'Internet' to allow your microphone and speakers to engage.
Once they are in your 'Online Meeting Room' they can turn on their video by clicking the camera icon. Clicking on the microphone icon again will mute their line when needed. Participants can activate full screen when viewing a document you may be sharing with them by clicking 'Expand' or 'Full Screen' (just under the main menu at the top of the screen).
If you have scheduled a video conference call, the easiest way for your participants to join is by clicking on the 'Join online meeting' link from within their email invitation at the planned start time. As long as invitees join the conference from the internet, rather than dialling in by phone, they'll be able to access the video functionality.
You will notice in the email invitation that there is also a link to run a connection test for callers, so that they can verify they have the required software and hardware to be able to join the call via internet. They only need to click on 'Run test' and a new window will open - simply follow the instructions.
DURING A CALL
Using the Online Meeting Room, as the host of the call you have the option to add participants by clicking the 'Invite Participants' icon in the menu on the right-hand side of the screen. This will automatically send an invite via email to your chosen contact/s lickety-split, so they can hop on the call the moment they’re needed.