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 all you need to do is click Invite Guest at the top right of your Melon Studio. With PRO, invite up to 12 guests per stream.
The best part is that joining as a guest is effortless. Guests don't need to make any accounts or download anything. They just accept your invitation via web browser, enable access to their microphone and camera and that's it.
To move your guests from the waiting room (left navbar) to the middle (stream canvas), hover over them and click Show on Stream.
That's it. Melon is the perfect alternative to Zoom for a private meeting.