Google Hangouts Meet Offers a Fun Way to Meet
May 24, 2021

Google Hangouts Meet Offers a Fun Way to Meet

Chantal Matthews, MSEd, CHES®, CHWC | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Hangouts Meet

We use Google Hangouts Meet in my department, but not organization-wide. It’s a tool we can use to meet quickly. It’s free, convenient, and easy to use. What also helps with the use of Google Hangouts Meet is that we can easily access other Google items during our meetings. We tend to use Google software to save and edit documents. In addition, signing in and out of hangout is not difficult. Most of the software used by the university has at least a 2-step sign-in process.
  • General compatibility with other Google software such as drive
  • Instant messaging
  • Engagement - ability to use emojis, send photos, etc
  • Recording - I’ve never noticed this feature
  • Sometimes the video quality isn’t the best
  • Unlike Microsoft Teams, cannot preset away status
  • Low cost
  • Increase productivity
  • Ease of meeting / accessible
Google Hangouts Meet is a more relaxed version of Teams and Adobe Connect. It’s certainly easier to access and easier to use. I would say it compares better with Zoom although I think that Google Hangouts Meet is even easier to use and access than Zoom. The other software has recording options, but doesn’t easily sync with the drive.

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We use Google Hangouts Meet for more informal meetings where we are doing more team building or informal planning or brainstorming. We have a team of students that have worked with us over the years. Google Hangouts Meet is perfect for group reunions and informal office meetings because of the ease of use and simple sign-up and sign-in.

Google Meet Feature Ratings

High quality audio
High quality video
Low bandwidth requirements
Mobile support
Desktop sharing
Not Rated
Calendar integration
Meeting initiation
Integrates with social media
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
Not Rated
Live chat
Audience polling
Not Rated
Not Rated
User authentication
Not Rated
Participant roles & permissions
Not Rated
Confidential attendee list
Not Rated

Using Google Hangouts Meet

20 - We are allied health care professionals including a dietitian, wellness coordinator, ATOD health educator, general health education specialist and master health education specialist. We meet with students regularly on a one-on-one basis. We also work as a team to develop interventions and social marketing campaigns for health and wellness topics including stress management, sexual health and healthy eating.
1 - We have an IT staff person that works for the division we report to, but we would only contact her for issues involving software that we have to use our university log-in to access. Google Hangouts Meet is pretty user-friendly and doesn't require most troubleshooting. I've never had a technical issue that didn't work itself out in a few seconds. You can also use the Help Center to get additional support when troubleshooting is needed.
  • Meeting / Planning
  • Team Building
  • One on One virtual interaction
  • Team Building
  • Making calls without using personal cell phone
  • Video calling
  • Virtual meeting with clients/students
Google Hangouts Meet is easy to use and easy to access. I've experienced very few technical issues compared to other similar software options. It's a little less formal than Microsoft Teams but makes it easy to access other google items such as google drive and google docs. Meeting in hangout gives you an easy-to-use hub to not only meet for planning or team-building purposes but to easily share information that can help you with your meeting goals.