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Both Google Meet and Zoom are popular video conferencing tools with a range of features that allow seamless online meeting experience. On the hand, there is Google Meet, well-integrated with Google Workspace, offering users amazing accessibility and scheduling features. While on the other hand, Zoom has the capacity to accommodate 1000 participants for conducting large meetings and webinars. Read on to learn more about Zoom and Google Meet and all that they have in store to make a more informative choice between these two platforms.

 

 

           Google Meet

                 Zoom

User friendliness:

It can anticipate users’ needs and has user friendly interface. It is only web-based app. Zoom has a slightly compared interface compared to Google Meet. It comes with a wide range of advanced settings. It also includes desktop app.

Group meeting time:

Free plan- 1 hour

Paid plan- 24 hours.

Free plan- 40 minutes.

Paid plan- 30 hours.

Total participants:

1000 1000

Video settings and background:

 

Meet has fewer options compared to Zoom.  Allows customization both before and during the meeting. Zoom offers a range of unique options with customization allowed both before and during calls.

Chat:

It can save the conversation logs of meetings that are recorded. It allows users to send private messages. It has emojis built into the chat.

Breakout rooms:

Available for paid users. Meet allows users to set a time limit for breakout rooms and shuffles them automatically.

 

Zoom can broadcast messages to all the breakout rooms while allowing users to choose their own rooms.

Whiteboard:

Google Meet contains a built-in whiteboard; advanced whiteboard integrates with Miro. Zoom also includes a built-in whiteboard; integrates with Miro for advanced whiteboard.

Polls:

Available for paid plans. Available for paid plans.

Screen sharing:

supported supported

Recording:

Supported for paid plans. Recordings are saved to Google Drive. Supported. Recordings are saved to local file on user’s device.

Security:

Encryption

Two-factor authentication

Host management features

 Encryption

Two factor authentication

Advanced host management features.

Integration:

200+ 1500

Mobile experience:

Includes user friendly mobile app.

Includes user friendly mobile app.

 

Includes user friendly mobile app.

 

AI (artificial intelligence)

AI can generate background images, translate captions, and send recaps. Includes AI to answer questions related to meetings, sends recaps with meeting catch-up feature available for latecomers.

 

Both Zoom and Google Meet allow customers to use them for free without buying any plans. For example, Zoom only allows meetings for 40 minutes for free users, whereas through Google Meet, customers can conduct meetings for up to 60 minutes without paid plans. It’s important to note that customers are welcome to use the free version of Google Meet, but they must own a Gmail Account.

Both these platforms can accommodate 1000 participants during the meeting. However, the free versions of these plans only allow 100 attendees to participate in the meetings. For Google Meet users, the attendance time is 30 hours per meeting, while Zoom users can conduct meetings for 24 hours per meeting.

Both Zoom and Google Meet come with a wide range of built-in tools, such as digital whiteboards, polls and quizzes, reactions, hand-raising features, and breakout rooms. Google Meet also includes a noise cancellation feature, thus enhancing the quality of meetings. Zoom provides some customizable features for participants in team meetings.

Google Meet offers more storage than Zoom. Paid users of Google Meet can leverage unlimited cloud storage of 30 GB for Drive, and free users receive 15 GB storage. Zoom does not offer cloud storage to its free users. Zoom paid users only receive 5 GB for Pro and Business plans, while Enterprise users enjoy unlimited cloud storage.

Although Google Meet offers fewer add-on features compared to Zoom, it has a wide range of third-party products available for customers to purchase from, such as Asus, Acer, Lenovo, etc., which can provide a high-quality video conferencing experience to users. Moreover, users can buy kits such as headsets, speakers, cameras, and conference room kits from the Google Meet hardware portal.

Google Meet can integrate with 200 apps from Paypal to HubSpot to Write, Square, Trello, FreshBooks, Evernote, Slack, WordPress, Eventbrite, and so much more. Also, Google Teams integrates seamlessly with all the Google apps such as Calendar, Slides, Gmail, Drive, Chat, Sheets, and Docs. In comparison, Zoom can integrate with as many as 1000 apps, including Dropbox, Chili Piper, Salesforce, Kahoot, Stripe, etc. Owing to the vast number of integration varieties, Zoom has more business features to offer its customers than Google Meet customers.

If you use video conferencing software on a regular basis, you must have faced occasional video and audio quality issues. These issues are prevalent and usually happen due to poor internet connection or the inability of devices to handle video meetings and live streaming. However, if your video quality is always poor, then maybe it’s time to switch to some quality video conferencing software. Both Zoom and Google Meet are renowned video conferencing software serving loyal customers for years. Zoom’s free plan offers video quality of 720p to its users, while its paid plans, such as the Business or Enterprise ones, enable users to leverage high video quality up to 1080p. Google Meet slightly lags in this department. It offers 1080p video quality for paid users but with the limitation of only two participants. Google Meet’s default setting automatically sets the quality to 720p, but customers can modify the quality range from the app’s video setting option.

Wrapping up:

It’s hard to decide which one is the best video conferencing platform between these two. Each of these platforms offers distinct advantages. Google Meet is best for Google Workspace users having limited-budget businesses. It’s an excellent app for hosting virtual meetings. Similarly, Zoom accommodates a large number of audiences and, therefore, fits businesses of all sizes. Also, one additional benefit of Zoom comes with its ability to integrate seamlessly with a number of third-party apps.

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