Looking for a Zoom alternative? Look no further. Melon is a great way to organize a simple peer-to-peer private meeting and make free video conferencing calls directly from your web browser.
No app downloads, streaming, destinations, or external audiences. Just you and the people that you want to have a private conversation with a few easy clicks.
In this tutorial, we will walk you through how easy it is for you to start chatting virtually with your friends, family and coworkers all from your web browser.
1. Login to Melon
Login to Melon with any account. Remember, your login account does not need to be the same as your streaming account. This is true for any streaming destination and you can always change where you want to stream in settings later on.
2. Enable Microphone and Camera
First, make sure that you enable microphone and camera access. If you log in for the first time, make sure you click allow to both camera and mic. If there are any issues, please reload the site and make sure you grant access. You can double-check that access is granted by clicking on the little lock icon on the left of the URL address bar near https. Right-click there and ensure that Melon is granted permissions to microphone and camera.
3. Invite Guests
Now you all you need to do is click "Invite Guest" in the top right and share that link with anyone you want to join your meeting. Right now, you can have a maximum of 8 guests with the PRO version.
The best part is that joining as a guest is effortless. Guests do not need to make any accounts, no downloads, no browser extensions, nothing. They just click on the link and enable access to the microphone and camera and join your meeting.
To move your guests from the waiting room (left nav bar) to the middle, hover over them and click "Show on stream."
That's it. Melon is the perfect alternative to Zoom for a private simple meeting.