Google Meet or Zoom?

Whether you need to hold a meeting or teach a class, you have options with either Google Hangouts Meet or Zoom. Both are effective web conferencing platforms that offer HD video and phone or device audio options.

  • Google Meet: If you want to hold a meeting online, Meet is quick and easy. It does require either the Chrome or Firefox browser or the Meet app on your mobile. It also integrates with several conference rooms at select campuses.
  • Zoom: This is a natural choice for teaching a class or facilitating a robust meeting with polling, recording, and other advanced features. Zoom works with all major browsers and devices.

Compare the two options below.

Feature Google Meet Zoom
Number of Participants 50 300
Dial-In Yes Yes
Dial-Out Yes Optional Add-on
Screen Sharing Yes Yes
Google Calendar Integration Yes Yes, with Chrome Browser Extension
Mobile App Yes Yes
ChromeBox Conference Room Enabled Yes No
In-Conference Text Chat Yes Yes
In-Conference Private Chat No Yes
Polling No Yes
Recordings No Yes
Event Hosting with Participant Roles No Yes
File Transfer No Yes
Breakout Rooms No Yes
Whiteboard No Yes
Availability All students, faculty, staff All students, faculty, staff

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