Google Meet Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Google Meet

Messaging, voice, and video calls for team communication

4.46/5 (9,604 reviews)

Google Meet overview

What is Google Meet?

Google Meet is a video conferencing platform for teams to communicate via messaging, voice, and video. Features include high-definition video and audio conferencing for up to 100 participants, multi-device chat sync, stored chat history, real-time captions, meeting recording function, and more.

With Google Meet, users can join meetings with a shared link from any device without the need for any plug-ins. Additionally, guests can join from calendar invites, meeting URL’s, Google meeting rooms, and third party systems including Skype for Business, Polycom, and Cisco.

With Google Meet, meetings can be scheduled directly in Google Calendar, with email invites and agendas automatically sent including a link to join the meeting directly. Additionally, the platform provides a dial-in phone number for each meeting so guests can attend without wifi or mobile data using a smartphone.
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Pricing

Starting from
$6/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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Google Meet user reviews

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Pat Lapomarda

Video Conference from Gmail

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-05
Review Source: Capterra

I use a variety of collaboration tools, but my regular go-to tool is meet.google.com. Also, since Google upgraded Hangouts to add a phone number option, it's become a possible to use with everyone, regardless of someone's firewall settings.

Pros
Hangouts Meet is already available from within Gmail. It's simple to add to a meeting invitation from Gcal or to launch for impromptu meetings from the G-Suite launchpad.

Cons
Many large organizations have firewall settings that block this tool. Also, Google definitely is no longer a privacy advocate, so be aware that your call.video is stored on one of their servers for their purposes. Finally, while this is all browser-based on Macs/PCs, it is a resource hog, but not as bad as Webex.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matthew Silvera

Comprehensive Tool For video Conferencing

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Google Meet has been a very positive one. I do use other means of collaboration with colleagues and friends however Google Meet is by far the most frequently used software I use to keep in touch. Its G Suite integration is likely the top reason I turn to Google Meet every time when I need to collaborate. Based on my user experience I highly recommend using this software.

Pros
When you need to stay in touch with collogues and employees remotely it is highly recommended that you use Google Meet. By far one of the most impressive feature of Google Meet is its ability to offer full access and integration with G Suite programs. This is a great addition to any business because it results in you saving money because using a separate video conferencing service is not necessary. Also there is a free version while the paid version costs only $6 a month which is cheaper when compared to other video conferencing services. This is great for small businesses on a tight budget. Another thing I like about Google Meet is that it is already available in the widely used Gmail software. This allows you to check emails and gather information in preparation for or during a video conference with colleagues and employees. Also, screen sharing is a welcomed bonus to this amazing software.

Cons
Firewall settings can affect the use of Google Meet but overall Google Meet runs smoothly without any interference.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Craig Skinner

Easy To Use Video Conferencing Tool

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Using Google Hangouts Meet software I am able to stay connected with my employees and my business partner when working remotely. So, my website content, products inventory and customer complaints continue to be addressed while I am not physically present in my brick and mortar apparel store. The best part is the fact that I don't have to pay a subscription fees or maintenance fees. Hence, my ROI is high. If I face any issues with the software, I am able to find plenty of support in Google portal and other blogs.

Pros
I need to stay connected with my employees in store and business partner when I am working remotely from my home or hotel. Google Hangouts Meet software enables me to be in touch. So I can discuss any content changes on my e-commerce website, new order processing or answer any customer questions or complaints with products purchased. My favorite features include screen sharing and setting-up a new meeting using Google's calendar which is integrated into my Gmail account. Because I can share my computer screen to show to my employees specific product pages on website which need to be updated. And, quickly set-up a call with my business partner for quarterly review of our business profits and losses.

Cons
I struggle with two specific features of Google Hangouts Meet when using them to connect and collaborate. First, the share screen feature. It doesn't work until I double-click in step 2. In step 1, I click 'screen share' and then I have to complete step 2. Second, after the video conference starts, I hear participant's voice echo. Or, screen multiplying. So, I have to ask the participant to mute. Or, I have to ask the participant to click join Hangout once and then screen share or disconnect and join the hangout call again. These two challenges with Google Hangouts Meet cause confusion and reduce productivity of calls.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Sarah Ottino

Great for remote workers!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-13
Review Source: Capterra

Google Meet is a great free video conferencing software that integrates well with Gmail and Hangouts. You can also use the software on your phone if you download the mobile app, which works just as well (if not better) than the desktop version. I love being able to quickly hit the Google Meet button on our Hangouts chat to instantly start a video call with the individuals within that chat. It's a great software for small companies looking to save money on software.

Pros
Google Meet is one of the main communication tools we use for our company. We are all remote employees, working in different states and time zones. Meet helps us keep the communication flowing and open, and have in-person meetings virtually. It's super quick and easy to use.

Cons
Google Meet can sometimes be glitchy if you don't have it set up on your computer correctly. For example, if you are joining a meeting and don't give access to your camera or microphone, you can't change those settings while the meeting is in progress (you have to exit the meeting and then dial back in). It's also crashed on us a few times as well if we have too many people join the video meeting at one time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Alejandro Javier Villalón Navarro

My virtual meeting room

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-25
Review Source: Capterra

Google Meet has allowed me to work with people around the world, its easy integration has made it easier for me to set up meetings, and the feature of share my screen has allowed me to hold very productive meetings.

Pros
Integration with your Google account, you can generate your virtual meeting from your email, from your calendar, etc. Screen sharing allows you to improve your presentation

Cons
It lacks some features, like being able to make notes about what you are presenting ... and the option of being able to record the meeting or part of the meeting.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Google Meet pricing

Starting from
$6/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
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Google Meet are currently providing free access to advanced Meet video-conferencing capabilities for all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally until September 30, 2020.

Benefits include:
Larger meetings, for up to 150 participants per call
Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

Google Meet is part of the GSuite platform and is included in all price plans; Basic, Business, and Enterprise. After September 30, 2020, pricing will be as follows:
Basic: Free for up to 100 participants per call.
Business Essentials: $10/active user/month for up to 150 participants per call.
Enterprise Essentials: Contact them for pricing.

Google Meet features

API
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Third Party Integration

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Customizable Branding (184 other apps)
Document Management (229 other apps)
Document Storage (248 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (188 other apps)
File Management (162 other apps)
Permission Management (214 other apps)
Projections (149 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (159 other apps)
Search Functionality (288 other apps)
Workflow Management (159 other apps)

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Additional information for Google Meet

Key features of Google Meet

  • Chat / Messaging
  • Discussion Threads
  • Search
  • Video Conferencing
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Benefits

- Meetings held in Google Meet can be accessed from multiple devices using a unique URL.

- Google Meet provides a dial-in feature from any smartphone without wifi or data access.

- Meeting agendas and scheduling can be created directly in Google Calendar for Google Meet.

- Google Meet provides high definition video and audio meetings with up to 100 participants.

- Via third party integration, Google Meet can be used with Skype, Cisco, and Pexip.