Zoom vs Google Meet Vs Microsoft Teams

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In these hard times due to COVID-19 we still have to continue our work. Today, most of the companies are arranging the online meet ups using the applications like zoom meetings, google meet and Microsoft team these three are the mostly used applications. The meetings are arranged in a regular basis to keep a check on the employees and to guide them. Thanks to the digital age where we are living today and can stay connected even by sitting miles apart  through video conferencing.
Let’s discuss about these applications:

Google meet:




Google’s video conferencing application is specifically designed by keeping the business needs in mind. Google meet allows 250 participants to join a particular video conferencing meeting at a time.
On 3ed March 2020 google have announced will be temporarily available for all the G suit customers. G suit education customers will get their hosting cap up to 250 participants and they can also record and live stream their video conference only till 30th September 2020. This is the special offer they have announce in these hard times of pandemic. Previously the name of this application was google hangouts meet but in April it was changed to Google meet.

Zoom:

Zoom is the highest used video conferencing application right now. It is simple and easy to use. It has a 100 number of participants capacity for a meeting at a time. It has a lot of meeting facilities provided in that application like white board to draw and make people understand and screen sharing  for like sharing of power point presentation so they can understand easily. It has both free as well as paid plans.
But as the usage of zoom got increased in a past few weeks there is a exposure of some serious security threats.
 

Microsoft teams:

It is also one of the video conferencing application just like zoom Microsoft teams Also have both paid as well as unpaid plans for the users. Microsoft teams is a part of Microsoft office 365. In both the cases of paid or paid plan of Microsoft teams the host can arrange a meeting with 250 attendees at a time.

Not to be outdone by Zoom, Microsoft has also recently added virtual backgrounds feature to so that you can hide  your messy home with something  more professional-looking. While this is limited images provided by Microsoft,  update is expected in May that will allow users to upload custom backgrounds.

 Difference between zoom / Google meet / Microsoft team :

1. Time limit:

Zoom:
zoom have a time limit of 40 minutes if one is using the free version of the application and on the other hand if you are using a paid or a pro account the time limit extends up to 24 hours for a single call.
• Google meet:
google meet do not have any time limit you can enjoy call for whatever time you want to.
Microsoft teams:
just like google meet Microsoft team also doesn’t have any time limits.




2. Screen sharing:

Zoom:
The meeting host have the access to share the screen and he can also allow or stop the participants from sharing the screen at the same time.
Google meet:
Only one person may share the screen at one time in the video conferencing. But with the help of G suit we can share any file, image or power point presentation thought the chat box in the group.
Microsoft teams:
Desktop sharing is possible. It let’s the user present a screen during the meeting.

3. Screen recording: 

Zoom:
With the help of zoom you can record your video conferencing and later it will be directly saved to your local computer or device you are using.
Google meet:
You can also save you video conference though google meets and capture all the audio, video, screen sharing and chat will be uploaded to your google drive. The google meet recording facility is free for all the G suit customers only till September 2020.
Microsoft teams:
in team, users can also record their video conference or group calls and it will automatically saved to Microsoft  stream and they can share it.

4. Grid view: 

Zoom:
With zoom you can view the screens of the participants in gallery view.this let’s you see the thumbnail display of participants in a grid view.
Google meet:
In zoom we can see all the participants in a grid view along with the highlighted screen of the speaker or host of the meeting.
Microsoft teams:
Teams also displays it in grid view but you can not see everybody at a single time just like in the case of google meet or zoom.

5. Dial-ins

Zoom:
Calling zoom via phone call is a very simple process but is very expensive. You will just need a zoom meeting ID and zoom phone number. These numbers will be charged for the local call rates of the country.
Google meet:
With G suit basic users, business and enterprise anyone can dial into your video meeting from a phone. Google doesn’t charge additional fees for participants who call in.




Microsoft teams:
Teams has a audio conferencing feature. People can call into team meetings using a phone instead of  using teams application.
 
 

Pricing: 

Zoom:

zoom’s free tier provides the users the unlimited calling facility but the time of an individual meeting session in 40 minutes with a maximum participants limit of 100. Paid plans of zoom starts from $15 per month, per host. The limit of the meeting can be extend by the paid package of the app which is required by the big companies which are doing video conferencing on daily basis.

 Visit  https://zoom.us/pricing to check room’s plans and pricing.
 
Google meets:
G suit plan includes the access to google meet and starts at $6 per month that is the basic tier which includes the G suit app and a 30 GB of cloud storage. Anyone with the google account can access google meet only till 30 September 2020.
Visit  https://gsuite.google.com/pricing.html to check the plans and pricing of google meet.
 
Microsoft teams:
Microsoft team include all the Microsoft 365 plans which starts at $5 per month, per user. There is a free version of service that includes support for up to 300 people. If you’re on the three tier. Microsoft says you’ll get unlimited messages and search you will also get 10,000 searching of messages 10 app integration 5 GB of file storage and 1:1 video chat.
Visit https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/free to check the plans and pricing of Microsoft teams.
 
Security:
Zoom security has been criticised in the past, the company has gone to lengths to address  more recently. Zoom  now offers fully encrypted meetings and better tools for hosts to control who does and does not have access to the meeting. This includes the Waiting Room feature and a new Report User button within the security controls designed to put an end to the trend of “zoombombing”.
 
On the security front, Google touts its video chat offer as being secure by default, with Meet featuring host controls allowing users to admit deny and mute participants, encrypted meetings and complex meetings IDs that are resilient to brute-force hacking attempts.

While Zoom has become such a famous application since the outbreak began, Microsoft has gone to lengths to present itself as a more secure offering to that of its rivals.

Eventually, I’d like to conclude by saying that the technology today has brought us close to each other even if we are miles apart. In these hard times of Corona Virus we still have to keep doing our duties and such application helps us to stay connected and keep doing our works and also follow the social distancing orders.
 
 

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