What is Google Meet?

Google Meet is a free communication solution that allows users to stay in touch with clients and teams globally. The application works in sync with the other Google applications and allows you to present, collaborate and live stream meetings to 100,000 viewers at one time. It also comes as a Chrome extension and can be used across all devices.

Who Uses Google Meet?

Mobile and web-based google application that enables small to large businesses to send messages and conduct voice and video calls among colleagues and business partners.

Where can Google Meet be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Google
  • Founded in 1998
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others

Languages

English

Google Meet pricing

Starting Price:

US$6.00/month
  • Yes, has free version

Google Meet has a free version. Google Meet paid version starts at US$6.00/month.

About the vendor

  • Google
  • Founded in 1998
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others

Languages

English

Google Meet videos and images

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Google Meet Software - Google Hangouts
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Google Meet Software - Google Hangouts homepage
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Features of Google Meet

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audio Calls
  • Call Conferencing
  • Call Recording
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Conferencing
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • File Sharing
  • HD Audio/Video
  • Meeting Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Presentation Streaming
  • Private Chat
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Recording
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two Way Audio & Video
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Layouts/Views

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Reviews of Google Meet

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Andrew P.
Andrew P.
Business Analyst in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easily the best of the available Video Comms tools.

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: Google Meet is easily the pick of the bunch for this type of application.
As a consultant, you get used to utilising the clients tools of choice. This has afforded me experience with the majority of the available video conferencing tools. It always stings when forced to use a Meet competitor for any length of time - and I rarely have the same confidence in my presentations.

Pros:

Just beautifully designed. The UI/UX is top class (as with most Google products) and I find it to be rock solid in almost any application.

Cons:

Still occasional glitches, and screen share can sometimes be awkward.

Karolis S.
Karolis S.
Innovation manager in Lithuania
Verified LinkedIn User
Research, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

The perfect solution for clean usage

5 4 weeks ago New

Comments: I am happy with Google Meet. They fulfil all my needs for very good price. I even shifted from other products when I host the meetings due to simplicity of the application. Google meets are the perfect solution for me.

Pros:

The best thing I love about google meets is that it is completely free. I do not need to make any purchase and I have unlimited time for teleconferences or meetings. Also, so far I did not noticed any caps on users, so I can make really big meetings. Secondly, I love that the meeting setup is very easy - the easiest there is. I just need google account and that's it. What is very important - no need for any download. It works perfectly online in web browser. Also, it support all web browsers. So, the lightness and cleanliness are what got me in. Another small but important detail is that the background pictures are very easy to load. There is no problems using them.

Cons:

There is hardly any cons about Google Meets but there is one which would help. I would like to have integration with MS Outlook, so I could make the meetings there and automatically they would create an entry in my schedule. This integration exists with other google tools and I understand there will be no integration with Microsoft tools, but It would nice to have such.

Grietz R.
Senior Business Analyst in Philippines
Outsourcing/Offshoring, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Comms Tool for Pros

3 last month New

Comments: I dont recommend it.

Pros:

I love it because it is part of Gsuite. Other than it being part of gsuite, i dont have anything else that I like about this product.

Cons:

I dont like its user interface and the tool itself. It is not user-friendly.

Hafizur R.
Research Assistant in Bangladesh
Education Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Meet is the best choice for a free video-conferencing service

5 3 months ago

Comments: Google Meet is the best choice if you're seeking for a free video-conferencing service for lengthier meetings. Due to the limited time available with Zoom, I will need to cut meetings in half.

Pros:

The duration of a call with Google Meet is unrestricted. However, beginning in March 2021, Google will limit meetings to 60 minutes. There is a real-time captioning technology in Google Meet. As a result, it is simple to understand what other meeting attendees are saying. Non-native speakers and persons with hearing difficulties will benefit from this resource. This information is only available in English, so keep that in mind. Google Meet allows users to search for and utilize a large number of emoticons as well as GIFs. They can be used by anyone at any moment throughout the talks. All data communicated in Google Meet is encrypted by default. This platform adheres to IETF security guidelines. Small and medium-sized enterprises face a number of cybersecurity concerns, but Google Meet provides privacy and security during video conferencing. 2SV, security keys, Google Prompt, SMS, and Google Authenticator can all be used to protect your account. Enroll in the Google APP for added protection and privacy (Advanced Protection Program).

Cons:

I can't record their video sessions on Meet's free plan. I may, however, capture and keep them on Google Drive if I have a business plan. Google Meet allows up to 150 people to join the discussion, however video calls are limited to 25 people at a time. This video conferencing service provider is ideal for people who are in a small group or simply want to talk to a few family members or acquaintances. Participants who do not have a Google account are unable to join the meetings, eliminating the potential of anonymous attendees. There is a gap in Google meet when it comes to tracking and statistics. I'm unable to change the background of the screen. Even the Google Meet app lacks the Touch Up My Appearance tool, which is a skin smoothing filter that improves your appearance when making video chats.

Sana R.
Occupational therapist in Pakistan
Alternative Medicine, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Google meet

4 last month New

Comments: I have been using this app for my official online classes, this is really good and easy to use platform that make us easy to attempt our classes and international webinars.

Pros:

Yes, Google meet a good and easy to use App as I have been using google meet for my online classes and I am glad, that marker feature is absent in this app; so participants can't bug during meeting. While screen sharing host can use this too, which is really helpful for us to understand. We can chat during lectures, that is helpful for us, because we can answer on chats without bugging during lecture.

Cons:

It's been annoying when anybody leave or join meeting, prompt shows at a place to text box, which makes impossible to type at that time. Another main issue, that I have to face during my online exams, on presenting screen audio stops, so I have to join through two different devices in a same meeting. If I minimize this app to have another app or document camera stops working in a phone; not in a laptop.