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Ringcentral Video vs Ringcentral Meetings
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Apr 8, 2020 at 9:56am   •   16 replies  •  0 likes

Starting the past weekend, I kept on seeing ads on Facebook for "Ringcentral Video" and their website has info on it. It appears to be a new and separate product but I haven't heard back from our account rep on how we can begin using it and for more details, namely if this will be completely replacing the zoom version.

I was able to locate from some screenshots the site is and that let me log in, but I have no access to anything about the product in my admin portal.

16 Answers
answered on Sep 17, 2020 at 9:03am  

Is there an option to share keyboard and mouse control in RingCentral Video?

answered on Sep 16, 2020 at 10:56am  

Looking for some more info regarding the email recently received about being upgraded to RC Video and the option to OPT-out or not.

Is RC Meetings still available as well as the Rc Meetings for Outlook add-in?

We have a few clients who are still looking to use the RC Meetings functionality and if we choose the upgrade it sounds like our RingCentral apps will not allow us to choose anymore between the two.

answered on Jul 21, 2020 at 10:22am  
I am trying to confirm what happens if a 5th person tries to join a meeting via video - not just calling the audio number. In BOTH RC-Meeting and RC-Video I can connect a 5th person. BUT I think this may be due to a temporary condition relating to covid-19 where RC has temporarily opened this up past the 4-user limit for screen share/video.

I think I want the new RC-video but cannot get a straight answer regarding price.  I am hearing FREE if I switch ( using my rep ) before Aug1, 2020, but also through support I can switch anytime at no charge. And of course the main appeal is RC-Video allows 1000 phone participants and 100 video participants. Compared to RC-meeting of 100 audio and 4-video.

FYI - I called my rep weeks ago and she added a "test" plan for 30-days (till July 31) where I can try both RC-Meeting and RC-Video.  Can start RC-video in a browser at or start RC-meeting via the RC Mtg App or browser.

answered on Jul 19, 2020 at 10:23am  
RC Video cannot grant access to the sharing screen participant. So a Tech support person can only VIEW a screen of the user having a problem.  RC Meeting (Zoom) allows you to request control. I am hearing that feature may be available in RC Video in Oct 2020.

Can anyone explain the 4 user max on Video share? RC Meeting has 100 participants but only 4-user's able to share video. What exactly does that mean?  RC Video if you get before July 31 is supposed to have 100 video participants ?


answered on Jul 3, 2020 at 6:06pm  
Does Ringcentral Video have or plan to have end-to-end encryption? This would be a bummer if "no."

answered on Jun 8, 2020 at 1:03pm  
If I had to guess, I'd say that RC needs a native solution rather than relying on Zoom. I'm sure it made sense back in the day to license Zoom for RC Meetings, but now that Zoom is competing with RC for telephony services, I can't image that they are excited to continue paying license fees to a competitor. Having their own service also allows them to innovate rather than relying on what a third party provides.

The new RC video service has the same look, feel and behavior of the open-source Jitsi platform, which is based on WebRTC and XMPP. I would wager that the Jitsi technology is powering this new service. 

There's a lot to like about RC video, however it does appear to lack some features that you might be used to with RC Meetings (e.g., virtual backgrounds, remote support). Incidentally, Jitsi is starting to experiment with blurred backgrounds. They have the feature labeled as "beta" on their public server, but currently it's a bit rough and doesn't support virtual backgrounds. The writing is on the wall, and it's probably just a matter of time before it becomes a regular feature.

RC does appear to be taking a responsible approach to this transition. They could have replaced RC Meetings with the new service, but they have provided the ability to use either service for the time being:

It looks like I can switch back and forth based on my needs. If I want a simple meeting that anyone can join without requiring a client installation, I can choose RC Video. If I want a full-featured meeting experience, I can still use RC Meetings. 

Now that the Video service has been released, I would imagine that RC will be hard at work implementing the most popular feature requests, and eventually the new service will have feature parity with RC Meetings, which I expect to be completely discontinued before too long. 

I'm really excited about the future of RC Video. It looks good so far!


answered on Jun 3, 2020 at 12:57pm  
I tried using RingCentral Video (not Meetings) and was disappointed to find NO VIRTUAL BACKGROUND ??  Is this feature not available on this NEW application?  The virtual background is a REQUIREMENT for us due to privacy concerns.  Please advise.

answered on Apr 27, 2020 at 7:11am  
For those who have tested the RingCentral Video compared to the RingCentral Meeting, how have you found the video quality?

answered on Apr 24, 2020 at 4:57pm  
I'm curious about this "no download" thing.  Because if I send someone the Ringcentral video link to join, it prompts a download.  Yes, I am talking VIDEO, not meetings.  Any insight on this? I'm only interested in using it if it is, in fact, a no-download solution for outside users.

answered on Apr 10, 2020 at 11:28am  
I should have started off here in the community page! Thanks all. 

For anyone else who is using, are you finding issues with the user experience compared to other video platforms?
I've been testing it out with people to see how it goes and people with poor internet connection (myself, sometimes...) have a very poor experience and will often freeze, time out, not being able to share, etc, but then we switch to another platform (hangouts, webex, etc) and their experience is much improved. 

answered on Apr 9, 2020 at 1:32pm  
I have an update from speaking with an Engineer. The Link above for RingCentral Video RCV allows a RingCentral user to log in and use it. It supposedly is limited to 4 on a call but I have not tested that limit. I have been able to use it alongside my existing RingCentral Meetings. From the SE this can be used in this manner for now. Not sure if there is a change coming at some point. If the RingCentral client wants to convert their RCM to RCV they can do a try be for you buy through the REP. Once permanent, it is a one way conversion. You can't convert back. There might be more luck calling Support as it seems sales has not been versed on the process. Additional RCV capacity is opened up once it is converted to.

answered on Apr 9, 2020 at 2:00pm  
My account rep has also totally ignored me and customer support required two calls to get this straight. The new RC Video is being rolled out in stages through Q2. The current zoom based product is still in play. Thats about all I could get out of it. Pretty typical RingCentral, the sales and marketing side of the house is very eager to let everybody know something is available, but then when the rubber hits the road, we have speed bumps. Good luck.

answered on Jul 29, 2020 at 9:45pm  
Thanks for the additional info, David.

answered on Apr 8, 2020 at 12:16pm  
So I followed the link  thanks for posting. I was able to log in under my username and password. I was able to do a quick video call. Seems very nice with no download needed. That said, is this just an added benefit to my existing account that runs in tandem with the existing capabilities? Or does it change my account in some way? Is it ready to be used by my clients who have RIngCentral? On a new install does something need to be designated to choose which technology is used?

answered on Apr 8, 2020 at 11:47am  
Yes, via email. I originally had an unrelated question but then also asked about Ringcentral Video. I know it's probably a very busy time with many new customers, but I hope there is still the same amount of support for existing customers.

answered on Apr 8, 2020 at 10:40am  
Hello Alexander,

May I know how did you reach out your account manager? is it through email?


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