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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.

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This is a great program that allows you to truly connect with your team and friends, the price is great and free.
Google Meet is an excellent option for small and big businesses and the price is great too compared to other apps.

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Jesse K.

Media Production, self-employed

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Meet is the easiest free option

Reviewed 2 months ago

Google Meet is free and easy to access, and almost everyone has a Google account. You don’t need to download software, which is helpful for people who aren’t tech savvy. However, if you need reliable software that is dependable or strong enough for important meetings or technical presentations, I’d look elsewhere.

Pros

Google Meet is built into the Google suite of tools, so it beats every other option in terms of integration, availability, and price. It works reliably well and almost everyone has access to it. It’s also web-based so people can join without needing to download other software.

Cons

Google Meet doesn’t have the stability or capabilities of other video call options. This makes it difficult to rely on for very important meetings. There’s nothing worse than being on a call with a client and they can’t get into the call, or quality drops, or (in my case) you can’t stream a video you’ve edited.

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Pawan P.

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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"The Ultimate Virtual Meeting Solution: A Review of Google Meet"

Reviewed a year ago

I have a positive experience with Google Meet. The software is praised for its ease of use, allowing us to quickly and efficiently connect with others from anywhere in the world. The audio and video quality is generally considered to be excellent, with clear and smooth connections even in low-bandwidth environments. Additionally, the ability to add up to 100 participants in a single call and the option...

Pros

Google Meet is a popular video conferencing platform that has taken the business and education world by storm. With its user-friendly interface, advanced features and reliability, it's no wonder that users love this software.Personally I like about Google Meet is its ease of use. It's straightforward to join a meeting and start participating, even for those who are new to video conferencing. The software's...

Cons

I often express frustration with the limited screen sharing capabilities, lack of customisation options, difficulty in navigating and finding features, and the occasional glitches or technical difficulties during meetings. Some time i also dislike the restrictions on recording and playback, as well as the limited virtual background options. Additionally, some I find the interface and user experience to be clunky and unrefined, and feel that the software could benefit from further development and improvement. Despite these drawbacks, however still I consider Google Meet to be a valuable tool for remote communication and collaboration.

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Souhil S.

Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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one of the best conferencing app's in the Market

Reviewed 3 years ago

Using a Google app is amazing especially when inviting people to join your meeting and you really don't need to explain anything to them because It's easy to use and a well-known app. I really didn't have any problem with it and I know if I had any problem Google Support is there and they will fix my problem in just a few minutes and this will help me to save a lot of time. Google Meet is an excellent option for small and big businesses and the price is great too compared to other apps.

Pros

It's very cheap because it comes with the Google G suit package and it's easy to use application with a friendly user interface. I can share my screen, especially when explained or presenting something. I can share any tips or files during the meeting with as many people as I want without any problem. Google Meet allows me to invite anyone to the meeting using just their email address (Gmail) and I...

Cons

I can't access it on other browsers because Google allows us to use it only on google chrome as a chrome extension. and I hope they will add more browsers in the future like Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge...etc.

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Gihan A.

Information Technology and Services, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Boring? make it excited with google meet

Reviewed 3 years ago

Excellent and easy use software which we have free of charge to cater to our meeting requirements. Recordings and sharing screens are really helpful features defined by the Google team and really helpful during the meetings. overall an excellent software which I can recommend to all the new users who is their second thought of using this amazing software

Pros

Who thought that making the video calls will be this much easy? Thank you google for giving us this opportunity and it will be really helpful to hangout with our office mates, friends, and even with professional life. No further traveling for meetings, No infrastructure requirements for the meetings. Just installed and get connected. The world will become smaller than ever expected. Thank you google for giving us this opportunity without any cost. Arranging meetings is very easy, the video quality is very much high and even the sound quality is very much high, and the minimum disturbances throughout the meetings. Since it is given as an extant ti the google Calendar any user can easily arrange hangout meetings as Calendar events and the required members very easily which I love most

Cons

it would be better if we can take notes with the google software and share the meeting summary with the participants on a real-time basis. Better if we can add personalized sound effects when chatting with the participants. even the voice can be changed. further, if we can rearrange our videos which we can share with the participants with the this they should see and shouldn't see. should have the personalized tool of settings which can be very useful to maintain the professionalism of the meeting.

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Ochirsukh G.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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My review of using Google Meet

Reviewed a year ago

Many users have found Google Meet to be a reliable and easy-to-use video conferencing platform with a variety of features that have been useful for remote work and collaboration. They appreciate the high-quality video and audio, intuitive interface, and seamless integration with other Google products like Google Calendar and Google Drive. Users also value the ability to join meetings from anywhere...

Pros

One of the things that users like the most about Google Meet is its simplicity and ease of use. Users appreciate that it's easy to join or start a meeting and that the interface is straightforward and intuitive. This simplicity makes it a great tool for users who aren't particularly tech-savvy or don't want to waste time with complicated software.Another pro of Google Meet is its reliability. Users...

Cons

One common issue is that there are not as many customization options compared to some other video conferencing tools. For example, users are not able to change their background or use virtual backgrounds during meetings, which can be a disappointment for those who prefer to personalize their virtual environment.Another drawback is that some users have experienced slow or buggy performance on the mobile...

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Karla Brigitte C.

Pharmaceuticals, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Simplify Your Virtual Meetings with Google Meet

Reviewed a year ago

As an intern in the pharmaceutical product development and research department at the University, I had the opportunity to use Google Meet to collaborate with my research team. The platform proved to be extremely useful for our virtual meetings, as it allowed us to communicate effectively and share important information in real-time. The screen sharing option enabled us to review and edit documents together, enhancing our productivity. The audio and video quality were excellent on most occasions, enabling us to discuss and debate effectively. Overall, Google Meet was a valuable tool for our remote collaboration and made a positive contribution to our work in the pharmaceutical research department.

Pros

Google Meet offers several significant advantages. Firstly, its seamless integration with other Google applications such as Gmail and Google Calendar makes scheduling and accessing meetings effortless. Additionally, its intuitive and user-friendly interface allows users to join or initiate meetings with just a few clicks, without requiring a steep learning curve. The audio and video quality are generally excellent, even on low-speed connections. Moreover, the ability to screen share and collaborate in real-time on Google documents provides an effective collaboration experience. Lastly, the option to record meetings and save them in Google Drive is extremely useful for future reference and for those who couldn't attend in real-time.

Cons

While Google Meet offers many advantages, it also has some limitations. One of them is that some advanced features like background blur and video effects are only available in the paid version, which can be a disadvantage for users on a tight budget. Additionally, although the audio and video quality is generally good, there may be connectivity issues and delays in areas with poor internet connections. Some users have also mentioned that the automatic voice detection doesn't always work accurately, leading to unwanted interruptions during meetings.

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Alphonse M.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Google Meet - Best yet can do better

Reviewed a year ago

I would give google meet 7/10 in measure of overall quality, for there's nothing more to it that video, audio and screen sharing, while there could be notes, polls, file sharing, sounds etc. that would make a complete solution for an online workspace or meeting place.

Pros

The ability to set up easily with very few steps into getting a meeting going makes the too one of the best in the market. Sharing of video, audio and sharing of screens are some of the feature that make this system very good.

Cons

Internet usage the bandwidth requirement for a good quality audio and video is a little high especially for plaes with low internet reception.

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Education Management, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great Online Meeting App

Reviewed 2 years ago

It would be nice if more people could attend the meetings. For this reason, we rarely use the Zoom application in our own institution. I think it's pretty bad that 1000 people can't attend a meeting. In order to manage the meeting, we need to have more authority over the participants.

Pros

I really liked the overall working performance of the app. Being able to work through a web browser is a good feature in my opinion. You do not need to install an additional application. Picture and sound quality is pretty good. Good price compared to other apps. Simple easy to use. Even in a weak internet environment, it is enough to save the day. You won't have any connection problems for no reason. Online video calling is very successful.

Cons

It would be nice if more people could attend the meetings. For this reason, we often have to use the Zoom application from time to time while using it in our own institution. I think it's pretty bad that 1000 people can't attend a meeting. In order to manage the meeting, we need to have more authority over the participants.

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Karolis S.

Research, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The perfect solution for clean usage

Reviewed 2 years ago

I am happy with Google Meet. They fulfil all my needs for very good price. I even shifted from other products when I host the meetings due to simplicity of the application. Google meets are the perfect solution for me.

Pros

The best thing I love about google meets is that it is completely free. I do not need to make any purchase and I have unlimited time for teleconferences or meetings. Also, so far I did not noticed any caps on users, so I can make really big meetings. Secondly, I love that the meeting setup is very easy - the easiest there is. I just need google account and that's it. What is very important - no need for any download. It works perfectly online in web browser. Also, it support all web browsers. So, the lightness and cleanliness are what got me in. Another small but important detail is that the background pictures are very easy to load. There is no problems using them.

Cons

There is hardly any cons about Google Meets but there is one which would help. I would like to have integration with MS Outlook, so I could make the meetings there and automatically they would create an entry in my schedule. This integration exists with other google tools and I understand there will be no integration with Microsoft tools, but It would nice to have such.

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Jarad P.

Philanthropy, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Meet is a Solid Alternative to Zoom

Reviewed 3 years ago

We turned to Google Meet to help us expand our virtual meeting capabilities. With the low-price Zoom offering, we quickly hit our license limit. With Google Meet, the app is included in our G Suite purchase so there was never a problem with licensing or accessing our accounts.

Pros

My colleagues began our work-from-home adventure using Zoom and quickly encountered some problems, mostly with hitting the limits of our license very quickly. We explored buying more licenses and then decided to give Google Meet a try since it's included with the purchase of the G Suite, which includes other useful tools like Google Drive and Gmail. Google Meet is easy to use, intuitive and has a great mobile app.

Cons

The only drawback to switching to Google Meet was needing to relearn some basic functions like sharing screens. Many of us spent the first six months of COVID exclusively using Zoom, so it took some time to pivot to Google Meet. That said, we're fully entrenched in Google now and like it very much. My IT guy also praises the enhanced security since our Google Meet accounts are linked with our Google Logins, which automatically include two-factor authentication.

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Jenny C.

Human Resources, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great for team meetings!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, I do recommend Google Meet as it can be utilized by a variety of organizations, not necessarily an office. For example, if students need to meet with advisors or teachers, this is a great platform to use. Even if it is for family meetings, I think a diverse group can utilize Google Meets as this software is very easy to work with, and if needed, troubleshoot is usually easy to access.

Pros

Google Meet was a convenient way for my co-workers and I to meet during this pandemic. We held weekly meetings and for me personally, I use Google Meet twice a week for different team meetings. I love that Google Meets is a secure platform that requires a password to enter a room, as some meetings are confidential. We also have a few co-workers who are not tech savvy but due to the pandemic, they needed...

Cons

One thing that I do dislike about this software is that sometimes it glitches. For example, we utilize the "Share screen" option quite often but usually it's blurry or it freezes the Google meeting. We are still able to hear audio, but video that is being shared is affected. Luckily, this only happens once in a while and we have not found a solution to it within our office. Usually, we all just agree...

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Matthew S.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Comprehensive Tool For video Conferencing

Reviewed 4 years ago

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....

Cons

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

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Anant M.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Hangouts - What better way to work from home?

Reviewed 4 years ago

Basically what we were looking for was a conferencing solution that was free and reliable. Working and presentations directly from home was also a big consideration. Hangouts successfully filled that space and has presented no reason to switch

Pros

- If used for video calling, it offers one of the highest quality video calling, this is in fact the most desirable feature of the application. - All of this is for free which makes it extremely economical for the kind of quality it offers. - I personally find that it is very easy to learn and that it gives you a quick option for chatting and video conferencing both personal and in groups. - It also gives the facility of sharing multimedia files, emojis and stickers which makes its use in Business and Personal circles extremely lucrative.

Cons

- It requires a stable and high bandwidth to properly function and if you are in a situation where don't have either of these things the app simply won't work or it would work with a lots of disturbances which can be very disappointing at times. - It doesn't provide you with the facility of seeing the status of your contacts whether or not they are available for conversation which makes it troublesome to use. - You also can't search for a previous conversation or message particularly, you can't even delete messages individually, in case you want to delete one text, you will have to delete the entire chat.

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Greg P.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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One Spot for all Your Voice Needs

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've used Google Hangouts predecessor, Google Voice, since it came out. I even used it with Sprint when they partnered automatic voice forwarding and using your Sprint number on Google Voice (circa ~2010). Back then, I'd often use my HP laptop's microphone array and speakers covering the width of the device to use the speakerphone. Better quality on my laptop speakerphone setup with Google Voice (later...

Pros

Google Hangouts best feature is simultaneous use on multiple platforms. I use it on Android, iOS, and a web browser simultaneously. Text messages are forwarded to all devices. Phone calls are forwarded to all devices. Moreover, I can make an outgoing call on one device then put it on hold and call someone else if I need a quick conversation. The combinations are endless.

Cons

There are features that interest me but I struggle to use. I should be able to transfer a call from one open device to another by pressing the '*' (star) button? I haven't succeeded in doing this. I should record calls through some key combination, but it doesn't work for me. Certain distinct features could be better used if there was a menu of options.

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Andrew K.

Internet, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Easy To Use Conferencing Tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

I would strongly recommend Google Hangouts for anyone already using Google Suite. The application is included in your monthly subscription, and syncs effortlessly into your other tools such as Gmail and Calendar. We have tried a variety of different conferencing tools, and thus far Google Hangouts has given us the best performance.

Pros

My company uses Google Hangouts primarily for video conferencing both internally and with clients, and we found the software to be incredibly user-friendly. This is especially true if you are already familiar with other Google Suite products. The direct link for Hangouts through Google Calendar invites is incredibly convenient, and makes video conferencing virtually seamless. The addition of individual phone numbers for Hangouts calls provides even more value, as you no longer need access to a computer to dial into a meeting.

Cons

As is the case with most conferencing application, consistent quality is the biggest challenge with Hangouts. This is especially true with a larger number of participants, as audio and video quality tend to degrade when more people are on a single call. Mobile quality is also very inconsistent, even with Android phones which cater to Google products. I have found that dialing in via the assigned phone number is really the only productive way to join a Hangouts conference call, as the audio and video quality typically not stable enough to last an entire call.

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Stephen Olawale j.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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MESSAGING PLATFORM BEST FOR THE GOOGLE COMMUNITY

Reviewed 5 years ago

conversations on google hangout cannot be deleted or edited, that makes it to serve has a good record keeping platform for my organisation, in case i forget my past conversation i can search them out. Hangout has helped my organisation to save cost sourcing for other messaging platforms and i prefer it for instant messaging.

Pros

The fact that google hangout is well integrated for the google mail users and chrome users, makes me to prefer it. I receive messages faster, easy to access and communicate with my colleagues at work, hangout makes working from home fun,chat on hangout are well organised and sorted in order, and also, it notify me when messages are sent,hangout offer the ability to create groups for friends or co workers,keeping...

Cons

I observed that hangout is not keeping up with latest instant messaging features, that allows to send multimedia document easily, accessing, selecting and sending images while on conversation is not easy to access on gallery at ones,the video call functionality needs upgrade to allow more people to share video calls at ones, my organisation is out growing the hangout messaging platforms, we need to be able to send pdf files on hangout, but hangout still remain our choice because it keeps us integrated in the google community, since what cannot be sent through hangout could be sent via gmail.

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Gaurav G.

Hospital & Health Care, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Video Conferencing Made Super Easy!

Reviewed 5 years ago

I am using Google Hangout tool at work to conduct conferencing calls with web developers so I can explain tagging requirements and strategy for new web pages, sites or applications. I also use it to do vendor presentations on how a particular media campaign performed. Overall my experience has been smooth as long as I am running one conferencing session and have closed all previous sessions. If I am calling using the random conference number and have muted the Hangout session while sharing my screen, it works fine.

Pros

Google Hangout is one of the most intuitive and versatile tools available for video conferencing. Since its integrated with the Google ecosystem, I can access it from my corporate Gmail account or Google Calendar or directly through the meeting link. When I schedule a new meeting with my office colleagues, I can easily add Google Hangout to it when creating the invite which automatically generates...

Cons

There are couple of issues which bother me when using Google Hangout. Firstly, I can't have multiple conferencing sessions open at the same time. Secondly, the steps to share my screen or presentation are not very intuitive and confusing to those who are first time users. I also believe active Google Hangout conferencing sessions consume high RAM resources and slows down Chrome browser or CPU. Finally,...

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Marketing and Advertising, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Excellent free option

Reviewed 3 years ago

We've been doing a lot of video calls throughout 2020, which was causing a rise in our price with other programs. We wanted a cheaper solution, and Google Hangouts fit the bill. I haven't noticed much of a difference because Hangouts does everything I need and want a video conference program to do.

Pros

I like how easy Hangouts is to use, plus having access to it on my phone through the app makes it very convenient. Since my company uses gmail-based email accounts and calendars, the integration for Hangouts is baked-in, which makes using it a breeze. I know our guys in accounting appreciate the price point too, which was a major reason for switching to Google Hangouts. Since it's all in-browser 9or in-app) there's nothing to download, which can confuse clients and sometimes bog down the calls. Hangouts also keep s a nice record of the conversations I've had, including the text, video, and audio conversations, which I've had to refer to from time to time.

Cons

Other programs might have more features, but honestly, Hangouts covers all of them that you might need. I really don't have a problem with it. Maybe the one issue is some clients who aren't using Gmail have had a harder time connecting, but it's not that bad nor is it very common.

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Mairina V.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The most optimal tool for personal and corporate communications.

Reviewed 6 years ago

The truth is that I have used many instant messaging tools, and this in particular is my favorite. I think it is very flexible and very well thought out for corporate environments where they can all be communicated in addition to the google suite. My experience with this multiplatform solution has been very good, particularly my agenda is always full of meetings and in most of the time I have some document to present, and what gives me more value is that you can archive the conversations and calls to keep them synchronized on the cloud. I recommend it to all users who wish to have communication under a platform that innovates every day.

Pros

What I like most about this powerful tool is its ease of use, with having a good internet connection you can make video calls from the comfort of your home or office. In particular, I make interactive presentations to clients through the Hangout. You can configure the quality of the call to optimize your resources, that is, if you do not need to make a video or present a document you can optimize your bandwidth in a single click from the tool.

Cons

What I liked the least, however does not take away the value of this tool is that in the update to Hangouts meet, you can not incorporate a person to the call, you must send the link to join it. However, the chat is maintained and the interface is much better with this update. There are some tips that I apply when I need to incorporate a contact to the audio, I make a group by hangout and from there I establish the video call and it shows me the old interface. I do not see it as a limitation, only that you are already accustomed to uniting a person at any time.

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Amy S.

Entertainment, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Easy to use and very useful

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall I have had a very positive experience using Hangouts. It's wonderful as an individual and works perfectly for my business as well. I need to be able to have private chats with clients and this makes it easy to stay connected without providing my personal phone number.

Pros

The fact that Google Hangouts is free is fantastic! It's also not necessary to provide a phone number in order to use Hangouts which makes it useful when communicating with clients online and want to maintain your privacy. As long as you have a Google account you can use Hangouts through the Gmail username. When using it through your email (not texting with a Google Voice number) you can also see when...

Cons

There isn't very much that I dislike about Hangouts. There are only a couple things and they are minor. 1. I wish you could see when a person received your text when messaging a phone number. 2. I wish it was easier to see the time and date of past messages on the computer. 3. I wish you could send more than one picture at a time when using the computer.

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Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Hangouts: The Best Video Recording/Streaming option for the price

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall, Hangouts was the program for us. Rival video chat and stream software used too much bandwidth or lacked the quality that Hangouts produced.

Pros

The Google products are the best available for the price. Hangouts is connected to Youtube, therefore you can stream and record directly to the video supersite. You can also stream events for those that cannot be there in person. We have been able to record and stream our morning devotionals with a sister campus daily with minimal glitches. Hangouts uses minimal bandwidth which has been great for certain area near us that do not have fast internet speeds.

Cons

The platform and dashboard are a little confusing. If the tech person was not around, other staff had trouble getting everything setup correctly. This is definitely for the technically inclined and the sound gurus.

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luke p.

Real Estate, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great Chat Tool for Small Businesses and Teams

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, my experience with Google Hangouts has been really good. I use it every day to communicate with my team. It's very user friendly and very affordable. I can use it on my phone and my computer. I find that I am using it more often on my phone. The video and audio quality is good considering the price you pay. It's really a great tool for anyone who wants to do group chats but doesn't want to pay a premium for the other guys. I recommend Hangouts for anyone who wants an affordable group chat tool that's easy to set up and use.

Pros

First, I really like that Google Hangouts Meet integrates with Google Suite. This makes it very convenient for me and my team. This has been a great tool for meeting with my team remotely. It's really easy to set up and the call quality is pretty good. I also like the messaging feature. Hangouts is also really convenient, I can use it on my phone and my computer. I was reluctant to use it on my phone because I was afraid that the quality would be poor but I was pleasantly surprised. Also, you can't beat the price. Hangouts is one of the best group chat tools available for the price.

Cons

It would be nice if Google could integrate some of the similar products into one tool. With Google Hangouts, Chat, and Wave I feel like they would better off integrating all of these together. Also, it's missing some of the features that it's competitors offer. However, it's beats them on price so I guess it's give and take. Other than that I don't really have any other complaints. Google Hangouts is a great tool for group chats and messaging. Anyone who on the fence, just give it a try, you won't regret it.

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Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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A simple but reliable product that has a ton of room to grow

Reviewed 4 years ago

Hangouts has been a great tool for us on a basic level. I don't think it is an enterprise solutions by any means, but it is useful on an individual basis for simple communication requirements.

Pros

Google Hangouts is a very simple product that is easy to use and solves our basic communication needs within our company. This includes individual chats, group/team chats, video calls, and voice calls to phones (mostly international). As part of the G-Suite for Business, Hangouts seamlessly integrates with all of the other applications in the Suite.

Cons

While I do appreciate that Hangouts doesn't have a standalone cost or fee associated with it, there is definitely a lack of features for it. There is a lot of room for improvement for searching within chats, managing multiple group chats, etc. Simple features could be modeled off of Slack and other more robust communication platforms.

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Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Accessible online meeting software

Reviewed 2 years ago

Google meet is a super software for video calls. It offers a lot of advantages. It can also help improving the working remotely situatiion be more bearable if you need human interactions.

Pros

I have been using Google meet for as long as I remember working in a company. The product itself is great and easy to use. They improved it a lot over time. We can video conference wuith team from anywhere with a simple link. Live conversation can happen in chat while the video conference is happening. We can now record video calls we make. We can see everyone on screen and make it really interactive. Plus, pricing is not super expensive.

Cons

Sometimes it can bug a bit your internet is not really high. Same if you have got many people on the call with all cameras open.

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Transportation/Trucking/Railroad, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Google meet and inexpensive solution for business does the job when connecting peopple

Reviewed 3 years ago

we get our partners and coworkers to meet via hangouts, use it a lot, every day we get at least 10 to 15 different meetings and it is a very nice application. i also have the mobile app on my iphone it also works great when i am away from office.

Pros

It is very easy to use, no install requierd, just the use of google chrome for best user experience, however other browsers are supported like firefox. on the licence cost, it is very affordable and you get unlimited call time with the cheapest license and also get all the gsuite functionality (gmail, google docs, etc) it also free if you use it with a personal gmail account, in mi case we use google business accounts.

Cons

sometimes the camera does not display, this is very annoying, but overall it works fine most of the time, also it requires more bandwidth than other solutions, but if you have high speed internet then you will be fine