Google Workspace users cannot create or join classic Hangouts video calls using Google Calendar or in Gmail. You can still use classic Hangouts video calls in classic Hangouts chat, the classic Hangouts app, or at hangouts.google.com.
There are differences in how you can create, join, and participate in video meetings in Google Meet and video calls from classic Hangouts.
|Meet||Video calls from classic Hangouts|
Number of meeting participants
Through September 30, 2020, all Google Workspace editions support meetings up to 250 participants
After September 30, 2020, meeting size is determined by your Google Workspace account and edition
|Up to 25|
|Join a video meeting||
|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||Participants can dial in to a video meeting from a U.S. or an international number||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||
Through September 30, 2020, all Google Workspace editions support recording
After September 30, 2020, the ability to record meetings is determined by yourGoogle Workspace account and 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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