3. Compare Meet vs. classic Hangouts


  Meet classic Hangouts

Number of participants

Up to 25
Platforms supported
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Chrome web browser
  • Hangouts Meet hardware and Chrome devices for Meetings
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Safari®, Internet Explorer®, and Chrome web browsers (with plugins)
  • Chrome devices for Meetings
Ways to join a video meeting
  • Chrome web browser
  • Google Calendar    
  • Meeting link URL    
  • Meeting code    
  • Dial in to meetings created by G Suite Enterprise users 
  • Chrome devices for Meetings
  • Meet Android and iOS apps
  • Safari, Internet Explorer,  and Chrome web browsers
  • Other G Suite products: Gmail, Inbox, and Calendar
  • Chrome devices for meetings
  • Hangout app
  • Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013 plugin
Send chat messages in video meetings Via the web only
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
International dial in from a phone

Dial out to a phone number*
Record a meeting

(Requires G Suite Enterprise edition)

iOS mobile and tablet support
Reporting API More than 50 different reporting metrics. 17 different reporting metrics.
View presentations on mobile View high resolution content. Pinch-to-zoom supported on Android and iOS. View low resolution content.
Meeting URLs Unique meeting URLs Modifiable meeting URLs

* Hangouts Meet currently supports calls from most countries to the US/Canada only. Classic Hangouts supports free calls to and from US/Canada. International calls require a credit card. To enable dial-out, turn on Google Voice.



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