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Discord vs Google Meet: What are the differences?
Developers describe Discord as "All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone". 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. On the other hand, Google Meet is detailed as "A video conferencing app". 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.
Discord and Google Meet can be primarily classified as "Web and Video Conferencing" tools.
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!
Personally, I think that Discord works much better than anything else, even if you don't have Nitro (which is what they call their premium plan). You could seriously do this Jeopardy thing with just Discord (and maybe a bot to make it easier)
Zoom would only let you have a crappy meeting that hackers could easily join. Discord actually has DDoS protection, Zoom just has things that can easily be bypassed.
And if you do want Nitro, it's only $9/mo or $99/yr
I have a google account and use google classroom. I want to give classes online, including screen-sharing, and going in and out of multiple documents on screen.
Even though I am paying for my google account, I still want to explore which of these two tools is best for what I want to do. My classes vary from 5 to 20 persons per class, three times per week, and have a duration of 2 times 45 min.
I’m in the same boat as a teacher. I researched both, used both, I like Zoom much better. I like to compare it to Google having the lite version of an app while Zoom is the paid version. Zoom allows the “Host” to control every aspect from password protecting your room to the host admitting people in individually. I know Zoom is normally paid but has a limited free version. Hope this helps but Zoom seems much further ahead.
I own an Escape Room. Since right now everyone is practicing social distancing, I would like to run my Escape Room games virtually. I would like to allow approx 4 users to log in to play. They can chitchat a few minutes before their game to get to know each other. Then once the game begins, I will introduce myself and give them the plot to their escape game. I will have a wide-angle camera mounted to the wall to show the room, and as the game master, carry a tablet or webcam around as players talk to me and direct me to show them certain items in the room, move in for closeups in certain areas, try lock combinations, etc. I will be their hands while they solve the puzzles. I am not sure if Google Hangouts Google Meet or Zoom is better for this. I did try it yesterday using google hangout meet and it was good, but I think there may have been a wifi issue where it was choppy. Just trying to figure out the best option. Thank you! Catherine
Google meet, as well as zoom are amazing platforms for online meetings. But I will try to explain the pros and cons of both according to your needs.
Network requirements: Google meet requires considerably more bandwidth than zoom, and it isn't a great choice if you have poor internet, or if there are more than 25 or 30 participants. While zoom is pretty lightweight and can support large groups (say about 80) with little to no internet instability.
UI: Zoom and google meet have decent UI, but assuming that participants will be using mobiles, they might have a hard time with chatting in zoom as it takes up a lot of space to view all contents.
Security: Even though both zoom and google meet provide 100% encrypted connections, I personally think google meet is somewhat better due to the flaws in the recent zoom security patches.
Battery consumption: Google meet hogs up your battery when uploading your video and also your video quality, unlike zoom will not be adjusted based on your network, meaning, even if you have poor internet, google meet will upload your video in high quality, sometimes leading to lag and hangs.
NOTE: If you are using the free version of zoom, your meeting will automatically end after 40 minutes. So either keep your games small, or buy the premium version.
In the end I think zoom will be a better choice according to your needs, but if you plan on buying zoom, I recommend you read other reviews about zoom. Enjoy and stay safe!
I would suggest Zoom: - quality sound and audio is great - simple to set up and invite people + it doesn't matter if they have a microsoft, google, etc. email account or operating system - recently it added a couple of security options which could be handy in your situation = for example 'lock meeting' - once all your participants have logged in you can 'lock the meeting' to prevent others from entering. Another on is the enable waiting room, where participants can 'wait' before you allow them in the meeting.
Zoom has lot more features and higher quality. Agree with the other people's advice. Make sure to realize it is 40 min limit for free account - but you can do monthly Zoom subscription and try it out or only use during pandemic and cancel subscription once this is over if you need to.
as many people say that you can only hold 30 to 10 people in one discord call if you were to make a server and add a chat or a VC you can hold up to 99 which is more than zoom and you can also use the text chat, general chat or anything else that you add and the best part you can hold pretty much infinite people I have personally seen servers with up to 100k people in it. One of the better parts is that you don't necessarily have to download it you can search it up on google and make an account it's as easy as that. Another thing is due to the original purpose of the website/app is that it's very customizable meaning that your students can customize heir profile pictures and names, but not to worry in a discord server you can have it where only you can change their nicknames so let's say things get too confusing or you want to be able to see who they really are you can just change it to their name. One last thing I will say is that you can have customizable ranks and so on so if you desire to split people into teams you can do so and with that, you can customize what they can do like give people ranks or de-rank them. Like I mentioned earlier about VC's you can also screen share and do videos so you can see their screen or their face.
Pros of Discord
- Unlimited Users61
- Unlimited Channels57
- Easy to use52
- Voice Chat49
- Fast and easy set-ups and connections48
- Clean UI44
- Mobile Friendly42
- Android App32
- Mention system27
- Customizable notifications on per channel basis26
- Customizable ranks/permissions26
- IOS app22
- Good code embedding21
- Vast Webhook Support19
- Dark mode16
- Easy context switching between work and home14
- Easy to develop for12
- Bot control12
- Very Resource Friendly12
- Great Customer Support12
- Great Communities12
- Video call meeting11
- Video Call Conference11
- Able to hold 99 people in one call10
- Sharing screen layer10
- Shares screen with other member9
- Great browser experience9
- Easy Server Setup and joining system9
- Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors7
- Easy to code bots for7
- Easily set up custom emoji3
Pros of Google Meet
- Integrated with G Suite15
- Group video call14
- Gmail server integration10
- Good to make phone calls10
- Instant Messaging9
- Easy to add and remove contacts9
- Unlimited Storage (Premium version)7
- Easy setup6
- User friendly mobile app6
- Record (Premium Feature)6
- Accessible from the Browser5
- Saves the chats for future reference5
- Browser extension5
- No pornography3
- Google Meet is never buggy2
- Cool emoji extensions2
- Amazing captions2
- 16 people show at the same time2
- Meet has the best quality in terms of participant view2
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Cons of Discord
- For gamers9
- Not as many integrations as Slack9
- Limited file size4
- For everyone4
- Sends data to US Gov3
- Unsupportive Support1
- Suspected Pedophiles in few servers1
- Undescriptive in global ban reasons1
Cons of Google Meet
- Quality isn't great9
- Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare5
- No client annotation on shared screen2
- Not great sound quality2
- Difficult to share video with audio2
- Needs to take measures to improve the ecosystem2
- Auto-added to G Cal invites1
- Needs better support and rollout process1
- No interactions activities1
- Overheat cpu on Android1
- No desktop client1
- No desktop client1