Google Meet Overview

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Google Meet is a video-communication service developed by Google. It is one of two apps that constitute the replacement for Google Hangouts, the other being Google Chat.
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Google Meet Core Features

Web Conferencing Features
  • Group Collaboration
  • Mobile Access
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Presentation Tools
  • Real Time Chat
  • Screen Sharing
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing
Team Communication Features
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audio/Video Calls
  • File Sharing
  • Meeting Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Real-time Chat
  • Screen Sharing
  • Task Management
Video Conferencing Features
  • Auto Framing
  • File Sharing
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Meetings
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Real Time Chat
  • Record & Playback
  • Screen Sharing

Google Meet Pricing

Pricing Type
Flat Rate
Free Version
Yes
Payment Frequency
Monthly Payment, Quote Based, Free
Vendor pricing page
14 Days Trial
Plans & Packages
Standard
$6 Per Month

Google Meet Reviews

4.2 (10 Reviews)

Google Meet is easy to use and helps saving me daily minutes

Caitlin Cascade
4 months ago

Our Company Atlanta Social Media Superstars has used Google Meet as our primary web conferencing software for Two Years. I love how easily Google Meet integrates into our Google Workspace account. With all the included features from fun virtual backgrounds to whiteboards, there are many ways to collaborate and feel like you're in one room even when you're not.

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9 User Score
User Recommendation Score

Google Meet was an easy task, and ever since then we have been using it

Daniel Gray
4 months ago

Our firm Smarts Counter makes use of Google Meet for our video conferences. We began using the software to hold meetings when the pandemic first hit in early 2020. The most significant advantage is that the service is free, meaning we can hold 60-minute meetings with a hundred participants if we want to. Because we couldn't have meetings at our offices, we had to convert to Google Meet rapidly. Surprisingly, it was an easy task, and ever since then, we have been using it weekly to engage in feedback sessions with our new hires and strategy meetings.

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9 User Score
User Recommendation Score

overall user comfort

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posted on 13/11/20

COVID-19 has struck businesses in our region quite hard. Fortunately, we have been able to overcome this through our experience in remote work. InvoZone uses this software to keep productivity high, manage employees and collaborate with teams.

Google Meet, the refreshed version of Hangout is a great tool if you want to converse with clients, teams and any other meeting. This is especially great for clients since Slack is more of a team communication application. Screen sharing is possible and the neat and tidy UI sits well with the overall user comfort.

Cons:

There are a few bugs that we experienced but they were quite minor. People must have a Gmail account to use this application. Lastly, it can be difficult to find the app in the email interface.

Video conferencing software

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posted on 12/11/20

At Casino-Professor, we have been using Google Meet for our video conferencing software and have had great results. 

 It works seamlessly alongside G Suite, with event invites and calendar dates automatically having a Google Meet link so that attendees can log in to the meeting with no delay. However, the biggest advantage of using Google Meet has been when conducting video calls with external sources. Rather than everyone needing to download Zoom or another app, the meeting takes place within the browser (for desktop users) which saves time liaising about what software to use beforehand.

 Of course, Google Meet doesn't have as many features as a few other apps (notably Zoom). However, we haven't ever needed to use these tools so the experience hasn't dropped. The connection can become a bit unstable for a few seconds too, but this can often be due to an attendee's internet rather than the app itself.

Highly beneficial

B
posted on 2/11/20

At BruceHarpham, we use Google Meet. Following are the pros and cons of this software.

Pro: Google Meet is my favorite video conferencing solution. I like that I can join calls by phone for audio while keeping the video option. The option to record calls and easily share them after without having to email large files has been highly beneficial.

 Con: Sometimes people do not join the call. It would be helpful if there was some kind of reminder function to help other people join the call on a timely basis.

Google Meet is also very well incorporated with Google Suite

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posted on 22/9/20

At Casino-Professor, we use Google Meet as our video conferencing tool.

 My favorite aspect is that you don't need to download any app or software, if using a laptop or desktop, to get the full range of features. You simply paste the meeting link into your browser to connect straight away. This is very useful when calling people from outside our office, as we don't need to worry about using the same software as each other. Google Meet is also very well incorporated with Google Suite. Whenever you create a meeting in your calendar, a Google Meet link is automatically created and shared with the guests - so you don't need to worry about sending it beforehand.

 The one downside to Google Meet is that you can only see the video of up to four participants at the same time. In other tools, you can divide the screen size equally depending on how many are in attendance. It would also be handy if you could share your device's audio. Currently, the feature is limited to video only.

Anyone with a Google account can create an online meeting

J
posted on 22/9/20

In this time of pandemic where we are forced to maintain social distancing, web conferencing is the only way to hold a meeting without compromising yourself and your employees’ health. At COUPON LAWN, we held meetings throgh Google meet.

The advantage of using Google Meet is anyone with a Google account can create an online meeting. With the free version, the limit is up to 100 participants and you can meet for up to 60 minutes per meeting. Currently, they are allowing up to 24 hours per meeting until September 30, 2020. Also you can benefit from their other features like live captioning during meetings, video and audio preview screens, adjustable layout and screen settings, controls for meeting host, screen sharing, integration with Google and Microsoft Office apps, and many more. 

The only disadvantage of Google Meet is it can only be accessed through Google Chrome. For anyone who is unfamiliar with Google Meet might have trouble signing in and might cause delays, but this can always be prevented by giving complete instructions to your team. Google Meet is currently offering three plans, the free plan, G Suite Essentials, and the G Suite Enterprise Essentials. More and more businesses are moving to Google Meet as it offers counter-abuse measures to help protect your data privacy. 

We're able to do a lot of work and have more productive meetings

S
posted on 18/9/20

At Incrementors Web Solutions, I use a variety of collaboration tools, but my regular go-to tool is Google meet (meet.google.com). Basically what we were looking for was a conferencing solution that was free and reliable. Working and presentations directly from home was also a big consideration. By using Google Meet I am able to stay connected with my employees and my clients when working remotely.

Pros:- Great way to connect with your friends or coworkers ESP during the COVID 19 pandemic. We're able to do a lot of work and have more productive meetings since the quality is pretty good.

Cons:- I struggle with the group video conferencing feature of Google Hangouts Meet when using them to connect and collaborate. After the video conference starts, I hear the participant's voices echo. Or, screen multiplying. So, I have to ask the participant to mute. Or, I have to ask the participant to click join Hangout once and then screen share or disconnect and join the hangout call again.

My overall experience is good and I have been using this tool for the last 3 years.

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