This article covers a free website to find virtual meetups during quarantined and create your own meetups. The COVID-19 pandemic got us all locked inside our homes with very fewer things to do. If you are getting bored during this quarantine and like to meet new people but without leaving your home then you should try Vidi.
Vidi is a free website to discover virtual meetups during the quarantine. The website featured dozens of virtual events and meetings that you can explore and join. All the events are hosted online either on Zoom or Vidi itself. You can explore the website by category and find events to join. And if you like to host your own event or meetup, you can do that too. There is no video limits or cost, the website is absolutely free to use along with video meetings.
Find Virtual Meetups during Quarantined, Create Your Own
Vidi a website with a vision to be the platform for people to discover virtual meetups and events to join. Here are the three highlights of the website that you can use to keep yourself occupied during the quarantine.
Discover Virtual Meetings to Join
Vidi features virtual meetups created by people all around the world. You can explore the platforms in three different ways to find events that suites your taste.
- Search: With the search bar, you can search for an event by keyword and the day.
- Featured: This is a section on the homepage that lists the trending events on the platforms.
- Discover: This is also a section on the homepage that allows you to explore the events by category.
With these methods, you can discover meetups to join. Each meetup has it’s own page where you can get all the event-related information along with an option to register, get tickets, and add to the calendar. After registering, you can access your tickets from the profile section.
Apart from discovering and joining meetups, you can also use Vidi to create and host your meetup. In the profile section, you get an option to create an event. You have to enter a name and time for the event and then you can create it by picking a relevant category. After creating the event, you can add event information. Since the event is virtual so you have to host it somewhere. In that case, you can host it on Zoom and include the URL in the event. Alternately, you can host the event on VIDI itself which I recommend as it does not have video limit like Zoom. In either case, the event URL is made public only when the event starts.
Along with the events, Vidi also allows you to create video rooms to host a video meeting with others. The website has a “Meet Now” right alongside the profile option. Clicking this button instantly creates a virtual room. You can copy the room URL from the address bar and share it with others to join. The interface seems similar to Jitsi with same features including
- Screen Sharing
- Raise Hand
- Background Blur
- Video Quality options
- Share YouTube video
- Speaker Stats and more
Vidi is a nice website where you can find and host virtual meetups and events. It is decent for both as each event gets its own landing page where people can check the details and register RSVP. On top of that, the video room feature is a nice addition that lets users bring others to the platform. Give it a try and share your thoughts with us in the comments.