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Alternatives to Google Meet

Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, Webex, and GoToMeeting are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Google Meet.
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What is Google Meet and what are its top alternatives?

It is the business-oriented version of Google's Hangouts platform and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. It allows users to dial in phone numbers to access meetings, thus enabling users with slow internet connection to call in.
Google Meet is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Google Meet

  • Hangouts
    Hangouts

    It is a communication platform which includes messaging, video chat, and VOIP features. ...

  • Zoom
    Zoom

    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. ...

  • Skype
    Skype

    Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. ...

  • Webex
    Webex

    Collaborate with colleagues across your organization, or halfway across the planet. Meet online and share files, information, and expertise. Collaborate from wherever you are with Webex mobile apps for IPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry. If you can get online, you can work together. ...

  • GoToMeeting
    GoToMeeting

    It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time. ...

  • Duo
    Duo

    Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organizing and writing front-end code quick and painless. ...

  • Microsoft Teams
    Microsoft Teams

    See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations. ...

  • Discord
    Discord

    Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover. ...

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Hangouts logo

Hangouts

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PROS OF HANGOUTS
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    Free
CONS OF HANGOUTS
    Be the first to leave a con

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    Zoom logo

    Zoom

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    Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing
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    PROS OF ZOOM
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      Web conferencing made easy
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      Remote control option
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      Draw on screen
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      Very reliable
    • 11
      In-meeting chat is pretty good
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      Free
    • 9
      Pair programming sessions with shared controls
    • 8
      Easy to share meeting links/invites
    • 7
      Good Sound Quality
    • 6
      Cloud recordings for meetings
    • 5
      Great mobile app
    • 4
      Virtual backgrounds
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      Recording Feature
    • 4
      Other people use it
    • 4
      User Friendly actions
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      Reactions (emoticons)
    • 2
      Auto reconnecting
    • 2
      Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
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      While sharing screen, you can still see your video
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      Mute all participants at once
    • 2
      When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
    • 2
      Different options for blocking chat
    • 1
      Easily share video with audio
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      /zoom on Slack
    • 1
      Registration form
    • 1
      Meant for business and education
    • 0
      Zoom
    CONS OF ZOOM
    • 20
      Limited time if you are a basic member
    • 14
      Limited Storage
    • 11
      Hate how sharing your screen defaults to Full Screen
    • 10
      Quality isn't great (Free)
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      No cursor highlight on screenshare.
    • 8
      Potential security flaws
    • 7
      Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
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      Virtual background quality isn't good
    • 5
      Security
    • 4
      Editing can be improved
    • 4
      Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
    • 4
      The native calendar is buggy
    • 4
      Dashboard can be improved
    • 3
      Pornographic material displayed
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      Any body can get in it
    • 3
      Not many emojis
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      Past chat history is not saved
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      Recording Feature
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      En In reality,the chat in the meet not is excelent,noo
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      Zoom lags a lot

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    Dmitry Mukhin

    Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

    Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

    Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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    I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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    Skype logo

    Skype

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    Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing
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    PROS OF SKYPE
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      Free, widespread
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      Desktop and mobile apps
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      Because i have to :(
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      Low cost international calling
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      Good for international calls
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      Best call quality anywhere, generally
    • 5
      Beautiful emojis
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      Chat bots
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      Translator
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      Skype for business integration with Outlook
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      Not the Best, but get the job done
    CONS OF SKYPE
    • 5
      Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
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      Not always reliable
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      Outdated UI
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      Birthday notifications are annoying
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      The worst indicator noises of any app ever
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      Finding/adding people isn't easy

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    Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

    Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

    Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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    Mark Nelissen

    I use Slack because it offers the best experience, even on the free tier (which we're still using). As a comparison, I have had in depth experience with HipChat, Stride, Skype, Google Chat (the new service), Google Hangouts (the old service). For self hosted, Mattermost is open source and claims to support most Slack integrations, but I have not extensively investigated this claim.

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    Webex logo

    Webex

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    Connect with anyone, anywhere, any time
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    PROS OF WEBEX
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      Secure
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      Good branding - Cisco
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      High Quality
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      Easy to Use
    CONS OF WEBEX
    • 1
      Horrible voice quality, voice gaps, drops

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    Dmitry Mukhin

    Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

    Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

    Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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    I am looking for the best video conferencing software corporate license. Kindly advise on pricing as well as features between Amazon Chime and Webex, which one to choose. What is the best choice for a corporate license?

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    GoToMeeting logo

    GoToMeeting

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    A professional online meeting software
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    PROS OF GOTOMEETING
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      More control over participant’s webcams and chat
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      Lock the meeting room
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      Display 25 camera at a time
    CONS OF GOTOMEETING
      Be the first to leave a con

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      Duo logo

      Duo

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      A next-generation package manager for the front end
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      PROS OF DUO
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        Lean and efficient
      CONS OF DUO
        Be the first to leave a con

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        Microsoft Teams logo

        Microsoft Teams

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        Chat-based workspace in Office 365
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        PROS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
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          Work well with the rest of Office 365 work flow
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          Mobile friendly
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          Free
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          Great integrations
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          Well-thought Design
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          Channels
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          Easy setup
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          Unlimited users
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          Strong search and data archiving
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          Easy to integrate with
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          Multi domain switching support
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          Same interface on multiple platforms
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          Web interface
        • 2
          Great voice quality
        CONS OF MICROSOFT TEAMS
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          Confusing UI
        • 12
          Bad performance on init and after quite a use
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          Bad Usermanagement
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          Can't see all members in a video meeting
        • 6
          No desktop client (only fat and slow electron app)
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          No Markdown Support
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          Unable to Mute users
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          MIssing public channels
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          You don't really own your messages
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          Forced WYSIWYG
        • 3
          No linux support
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          Challenging Onboarding
        • 3
          Stubborn, unused friendly
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          Audio support problems

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        Jack Graves
        Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants · | 2 upvotes · 207.6K views

        We use Microsoft Teams as our primary workplace collaboration tool. It enables our team to work remotely and still collaborate on projects - with integration to JIRA and Confluence, the tool enables us to create War Rooms when problems occur and also provides information-sharing capabilities. Replaced HipChat.

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        Discord logo

        Discord

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        All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone
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        PROS OF DISCORD
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          Unlimited Users
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          Unlimited Channels
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          Easy to use
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          Voice Chat
        • 47
          Fast and easy set-ups and connections
        • 43
          Clean UI
        • 41
          Mobile Friendly
        • 39
          Free
        • 31
          Android App
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          Mention system
        • 26
          Customizable notifications on per channel basis
        • 25
          Customizable ranks/permissions
        • 21
          Good code embedding
        • 21
          IOS app
        • 19
          Vast Webhook Support
        • 16
          Dark mode
        • 14
          Easy context switching between work and home
        • 14
          Roles
        • 12
          Easy to develop for
        • 12
          Great Communities
        • 12
          Great Customer Support
        • 12
          Bot control
        • 12
          Very Resource Friendly
        • 11
          Video call meeting
        • 11
          Robust
        • 11
          Video Call Conference
        • 10
          Able to hold 99 people in one call
        • 10
          Sharing screen layer
        • 9
          Shares screen with other member
        • 9
          Easy Server Setup and joining system
        • 9
          Great browser experience
        • 8
          Easy
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          Easy to code bots for
        • 7
          Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
        • 5
          Noice
        • 3
          Easily set up custom emoji
        CONS OF DISCORD
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          For gamers
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          Not as many integrations as Slack
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          Limited file size
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          For everyone
        • 3
          Sends data to US Gov
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          Unsupportive Support
        • 1
          Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
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          Undescriptive in global ban reasons

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        I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

        It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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