Google Meet

Messaging, voice, and video calls for team communication

About 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.

Key benefits of Google Meet

- 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

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

Supported Languages

English

Images

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Features

Total features of Google Meet: 33

  • API
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Attendee Management
  • Audio Calls
  • Board Meetings
  • Call Recording Software
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Meetings
  • Conferencing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • File Sharing Software
  • HD Audio
  • Internal Meetings
  • Invitation Management
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Mobile Access
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Private Chat
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Recording
  • Scheduling Software
  • Screen Sharing Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • User Profiles
  • Video Call Recording
  • Video Conferencing Software
  • Video Streaming

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(10,338)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.3/5

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Pat L.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Video Conference from Gmail

Reviewed on 05/04/2020

I use a variety of collaboration tools, but my regular go-to tool is meet.google.com. Also, since...

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.

Jarad P.
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  • Industry: Philanthropy
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Google Meet is a Solid Alternative to Zoom

Reviewed on 02/03/2021

We turned to Google Meet to help us expand our virtual meeting capabilities. With the low-price...

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.

Heather A.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Hangouts- not all good

Reviewed on 09/02/2021

My negatives happen to be that Google hang out sometimes can be distracting especially since we...

My negatives happen to be that Google hang out sometimes can be distracting especially since we have been teaching virtually and the students will you think they’re paying attention to you on zoom or whatever but they’re not because they are in Google hangouts chatting with each other. This is where I have my negativity comes in because I can’t get them out of the chats and I can’t control the chats like I would like to be able to. I don’t like to be one of those teachers that says no but they need to be focusing on me during class time and not on their Google hangouts.

Pros

I have to say I have mixed review about Google hangouts.When I first found out about the Google hangouts I was really excited about it and I introduced her to my students. It was working great they could do projects together after school they could meet each other and chat about some thing they could find out what the homework was things like that also I am it really works during the COVID-19 because they can’t get together and work next week on there but they can chat to each other on the Google hangouts. With all of that sad I am I also like to use it for my colleagues and to reach out real quick and touch base. But I guess I’ll put the negatives in the con box because I do have negatives.

Cons

When I first found out about the Google hangouts I was really excited about it and I introduced her to my students. It was working great they could do projects together after school they could meet each other and chat about some thing they could find out what the homework was things like that also I am it really works during the COVID-19 because they can’t get together and work next week on there but they can chat to each other on the Google hangouts. With all of that sad I am I also like to use it for my colleagues and to reach out real quick and touch base. But I guess I’ll put the negatives in the con box because I do have negatives.

Tibor K.
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  • Industry: Motion Pictures & Film
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

I want my Google Hangouts

Reviewed on 22/01/2021

Google Meet solves my need to establish a connection with my colleagues and clients and hold a...

Google Meet solves my need to establish a connection with my colleagues and clients and hold a quick and short meetings when I know that all of the involved are comfortable with Google's platform. The tool has strong competition from other similar providers which are also offering a better and more expansive system which has some benefits for business users.
I like the fact that Google is incorporating and connecting its software, so it's on one hand very easy to connect Google Calendar to this and offers some extended functionality, but at the same time you can see quite easily that those two programs are developed by completely different teams that are not thinking alike. I would love a chat buddy (AI of some sorts) to take notes on what everyone is saying during the meetings.

Pros

I adore the overall simplicity and cleanliness of the GUI. As a standard feature available with any of the tier of the new Google Workspace it is very accessible, and most of the clients I work with are already somehow connected to the Google platform, either through email or their phones. I love the option to change my GUI and have multiple screen layouts (not revolutionary, but nice to have). The fact that a shortened link is automatically created on starting a new meeting is also a deal breaker because it's very easy to communicate where to meet with the clients and coworkers. I love the fact that the Meet can create captions to be able to understand others more easily.

Cons

The nice use of white space and the emptyish GUI is also an issue somehow because some of the functionality is lacking. I would love a dedicated desktop app (like Skype, or Zoom, have) - for example to be able to share files just by drag&dropping them into the conversation windows. It would be great to be to chat with people in particular and not just the entire group all at once. Also, a fantastic option would be to be able to record the entire session.

Luca stefano S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

One of the best options out there, but resource hungry

Reviewed on 17/12/2020

I generally prefer it over other platforms and Google services are always a guarantee, but there's...

I generally prefer it over other platforms and Google services are always a guarantee, but there's still room for improvement.

Pros

The limit of 100 attendees is really generous, and it is even more if you have a business account, plus you do not need any additional software other than your browser. Only Zoom can compete with such a number in the free plan, but you need to install a dedicated program to use it and is not as stable as Google Meet.

Cons

CPU and RAM usage ramps up a lot compared to other alternatives

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Google Meet FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Meet.

Google Meet offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $6.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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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Google Meet has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Google Meet supports the following languages:

English

Google Meet supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Google Meet integrates with the following applications:

Cisco Webex, Google Contacts, Google Voice, Google Workspace, Pexip, Skype for Business

Google Meet offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Chat

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