3. Compare Meet vs. classic Hangouts


  Meet Classic Hangouts

Number of participants

Up to 25
Platforms supported
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Safari®, Internet Explorer®, and Chrome Browser (with plugins)
  • Google meeting room hardware**
Ways to join a video meeting
  • Supported web browsers
  • Google Calendar    
  • Meeting link URL    
  • Meeting code    
  • Dial in to meetings
  • Google meeting room hardware**
  • Meet Android and iOS apps
  • Safari, Internet Explorer, and Chrome Browsers
  • Other G Suite products: Gmail, Inbox, and Calendar
  • Google meeting room hardware**
  • Hangouts app
  • Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013 plugins
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
Dial in from a phone

All G Suite editions support a U.S. phone number

G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions also support international numbers

Dial out to a phone number***
Record a meeting

Requires G Suite Enterprise or G Suite Enterprise for Education 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

* Free G Suite Enterprise for Education edition licenses do not provide the feature to record meetings. Compare G Suite for Education vs. G Suite Enterprise for Education.

** Google meeting room hardware includes Hangouts Meet hardware, Chromebox for meetings, and Chromebase for meetings.

*** Hangouts Meet currently supports calls from most countries to the U.S./Canada only. Classic Hangouts supports free calls to and from U.S./Canada. International calls require a credit card.




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