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Compare Google Meet and Zoom for online video conferencing

Google Meet and Zoom are both video conferencing options at UIndy. Use the chart below to compare each tool's primary functionality to help you decide which tool is best for your needs.  Google Meet is the simplest tool and interface for online meetings, but Zoom offers several additional features with a paid Pro account.

Conferencing Feature Google Meet Zoom Basic Zoom Pro
Video and voice conferencing Yes Yes
Yes
Ability to dial in by phone
Yes Yes Yes
Maximum meeting time per session No limit 40 minutes No limit
Maximum number of attendees per session 250 100 300
Ability to record/playback sessions Yes
Stored in Google Drive for easy sharing.
Yes
Saved to local computer only.
Yes
Saved to local computer only.
Google Calendar invites integration Yes Yes Yes
Screen sharing within meeting Yes
one person at a time can share screen
Yes

meeting host can allow multiple people to share the screen at the same time

Yes
meeting host can allow multiple people to share the screen at the same time
Annotate shared screens No Yes Yes
Collaborative whiteboard No Yes Yes
Share documents Yes Yes Yes
Closed captioning Yes—automatic
Available as an automatic service in any Meet session. Users can turn on for themselves.
Yes—manual

Host may type as they talk or assign someone to type in order to produce the closed captioning.  

Yes—manual

Host may type as they talk or assign someone to type in order to produce the closed captioning.  

Integrated chat within meeting Yes Yes Yes
Mobile support Yes (with app download) Yes (with app download) Yes (with app download)
Breakout rooms/discussions No Yes Yes
Concurrent meetings Yes No No
Cost Free Free $96 per year for each license
User accounts Uses existing Google account Zoom account creation required
Zoom account creation required