Google Hangouts (Classic) Is Great For Informal Virtual Meetings!
April 08, 2021

Google Hangouts (Classic) Is Great For Informal Virtual Meetings!

Marcus Manderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Hangouts (Classic)

Google Hangouts (Classic) has been deployed across the entire organization. It is a convenient way for staff to have virtual meetings and integrates well with our other Google Workspace/G Suite products. It is a convenient way to have informal meetings either scheduled or on the spot. The ability to launch directly from Gmail is also convenient.
  • Videoconference
  • Google Workspace/GSuite Integration
  • Screensharing
  • Webinar features
  • Recording available at all levels (not just higher tier)
  • Improve video sharing experience
  • Google Workspace/G Suite Integration
  • Screensharing
  • Convenient
  • Able to collaborate remotely
  • Increased productivity
  • Zoom
Google Hangouts is more for informal, care-free meetings. Zoom is more for professional, webinar, and live event-type meetings. Also, Google integrates with our full G Suite/Workspace products.

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Very well suited for videoconference meetings where everyone can mute/unmute as needed. Not suited well for webinars or higher-end presentations or virtual events.

Google Hangouts (Classic) Feature Ratings

Not Rated
Hosted PBX
Not Rated
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Not Rated
User templates
Not Rated
Call reports
Not Rated
Directory of employee names
Not Rated
Answering rules
Not Rated
Call recording
Call park
Not Rated
Call screening
Not Rated
Message alerts
Not Rated
Video conferencing
Audio conferencing
Video screen sharing
Instant messaging
Mobile app for iOS
Mobile app for Android

Using Google Hangouts (Classic)

All staff can use Google
10 - Roughly 10 in house staff on the Technology team can support Google Hangouts.
  • Virtual meetings
  • Virtual screensharing
  • Quick scheduling
  • G Suite integration
  • Nothing too unexpected/innovative
  • If webinar features are included, we may use those
  • Recording meetings (we don't have that on our account yet)