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If your organization uses for video calls, visit the classic Hangouts Administrator Help Center.

2. Compare Meet vs. classic Hangouts


  Meet classic Hangouts

Number of participants

Up to 25
Platforms supported
  • Android (phone only)
  • iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch)
  • Chrome browser only
  • Chromebox for Meetings
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Safari®, Internet Explorer®, and Chrome web browsers (with plugins)
  • Chromebox for Meetings
Ways to join a video meeting
  • Chrome browser
  • Calendar    
  • Meeting link URL    
  • Meeting code    
  • Dial in to meetings created by G Suite Enterprise users 
  • Chrome devices for meetings
  • Meet app
  • Safari, Internet Explorer,  and Chrome web browsers
  • Other G Suite products: Gmail, Inbox, and Calendar
  • Chrome devices for meetings
  • Hangout app
Send chat messages in video meetings Via the web
Present documents or entire screen
External participants Clear and simple access control by giving video meeting access to any participant using a single shared link. Access to video calls is managed through a combination of Calendar permissions and invites. Learn more
Dial in from a phone*

(All G Suite Enterprise edition meetings include phone numbers)

Dial out to a phone number*

* In Hangouts Meet, video meetings created by G Suite Enterprise users include a phone number that people can use to "dial in" to the meeting for audio-only access.  In a "classic Hangouts"  video call, you can click "Add telephone" to "dial-out" to a phone. 



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