Compare Meet with classic Hangouts

There are differences in how you can create, join, and participate in video meetings in Hangouts Meet and classic Hangouts.

  Meet Classic Hangouts

Number of meeting participants

  • G Suite Basic—Up to 25
  • G Suite Business and Education—Up to 50
  • G Suite Enterprise and Enterprise for Education—Up to 100
Up to 25
Platforms supported
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Chrome Browser and Firefox
  • Hangouts Meet hardware and Chromebox and Chromebase for meetings
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Chrome Browser, Safari, and Internet Explorer (with plugins)
  • Hangouts Meet hardware and Chromebox and Chromebase for meetings
Join a video meeting
  • Through browser and mobile app
  • Google Calendar    
  • Meeting link URL or code    
  • Dial in by phone
  • Hangouts Meet hardware and Chromebox and Chromebase for meetings
  • Through browser and mobile app
  • Gmail and Calendar
  • Hangouts Meet hardware and Chromebox and Chromebase for meetings.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013 plugins
Send chat messages in video meetings Through browser and mobile app Web only
Present documents or entire screen Present your entire screen or a specific window in a meeting Present your entire screen or a specific window in a meeting
External participants Give video meeting access to any participant using a single shared link Access to video calls is managed through a combination of Calendar permissions and invitations.
Dial in from a phone

G Suite Basic, Business, Enterprise, and Enterprise for Education editions support international numbers

Participants cannot dial in to a video meeting
Dial out to a phone number Calls supported from most countries to the U.S. and Canada Free calls to and from U.S. and Canada
Record a meeting

Requires G Suite Enterprise or G Suite Enterprise for Education edition

Recording not available
Reporting API More than 50 different reporting metrics 17 different reporting metrics
View presentations on mobile High-resolution content and pinch-to-zoom on mobile app Low-resolution content
Meeting URLs Unique meeting URLs Modifiable meeting URLs

 

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