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Compare Google Meet and Zoom for online video conferencing

Google Meet and Zoom Basic 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.  

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Conferencing Feature Google Meet with Education Plus  Zoom Basic
Video and voice conferencing Yes Yes
Ability to dial in by phone
Yes Yes
Maximum meeting time per session No limit 40 minutes
Maximum number of attendees per session 500 100
Ability to record/playback sessions Yes Yes
Saved to local computer only.
Google Calendar invites integration Yes Yes
Screen sharing within meeting Yes Yes

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

Annotate shared screens No Yes
Collaborative whiteboard Yes Yes
Share documents Yes Yes
Automatic Closed Captioning Yes. Users can turn on for themselves.


Integrated chat within meeting Yes Yes
Mobile support Yes (with app download) Yes (with app download)
Breakout rooms/discussions Yes Yes
Concurrent meetings Yes No
Polls Yes Yes
Attendance Yes Yes
Account necessary to join meeting? No No