Comparing Zoom and Google Meet
Whether you need to hold a meeting or teach a class, you have options with either Google Meet or Zoom Meetings. Both are effective web conferencing platforms that offer HD video and phone or device audio options.
- Zoom Meetings (Primary Web Conferencing Tool): Zoom is a natural choice for teaching classes or facilitating a meeting with polling, recording, and other special features. Zoom works with all major browsers and devices.
- Google Meet (Secondary Option for Online Meeting Tool): If you want to hold a meeting online, Meet can be quickly added to a Google Calendar event and integrates directly with all of Google Workspace in use at Pepperdine. Meet runs on the Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browsers. Meet is also built into several conference rooms at select campuses.
|Feature||Google Meet||Zoom Meetings|
|Preferred for...||Online work meetings||Online teaching and work meetings|
|Number of Participants||100||300|
|Google Calendar Integration||Yes||Yes, with Chrome Browser Extension|
|ChromeBox Conference Room Enabled||Yes||No†|
|In-Conference Text Chat||Yes||Yes|
|In-Conference Private Chat||No||Yes|
|Event Hosting with Participant Roles||Yes||Yes|
|Availability||All current students, faculty, staff||All current students, faculty, staff*|
*Not available for 2PEP faculty and students. 2PEP provides Zoom licenses through their domain.
†The University has adopted the Google Meet standard for conference rooms. Zoom has a different product, called Zoom Rooms, that is not licensed by the University.
^Attached files in Google Calendar invites will be available for all meeting participants to access.