Google Hangouts

(238)
4.3 out of 5 stars

Host virtual meetings. Increase your team's productivity with meetings that hold up to 10 people and powerful tools like screen sharing and Google Docs.

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Google Hangouts Features

Basics
Audio Calls

Meetings facilitate high quality audio communication, both one-on-one and between larger groups.

87%
(Based on 91 reviews)
Video Conferencing

Meetings fascilitate high quality video conferencing, both one-on-one and between larger groups.

89%
(Based on 100 reviews)
Scheduling

Scheduling web meetings is streamlined, intuitive, and integrated into calendar and email software.

86%
(Based on 77 reviews)
Meeting Initiation and Joining

Starting and joining conferences is streamlined.

87%
(Based on 97 reviews)
Muting

Grant participants the ability to address the meeting and retract when desired.

92%
(Based on 95 reviews)
Recording

Conferences can be recorded for future use.

75%
(Based on 52 reviews)
Screenshare

Able to share your desktop screen or an application with the rest of the conference.

85%
(Based on 82 reviews)
Follow-Up and Breakout Meetings

Can easily initiate meetings with select participants from the main conference interface.

80%
(Based on 58 reviews)
Content
Slideshow

Persenters can cue up a Powerpoint presentation or other slideshow for display in the conference.

81%
(Based on 47 reviews)
Rich Media

Presenters can embed high quality images or video into the presentation.

80%
(Based on 49 reviews)
Annotation

Presenters or users can annotate a whiteboard or the presentation.

80%
(Based on 36 reviews)
Interaction
Chat

Conferences have a text chat feature, both private and public.

93%
(Based on 102 reviews)
Polling

Presenters can poll the audience with a survey or let them respond with an electronic hand raise.

78%
(Based on 32 reviews)
Q&A

Participants can submit questions which presenters can answer privately or publicly.

82%
(Based on 38 reviews)
File Share

Allows users to share individual files/folders with users in the conference.

85%
(Based on 77 reviews)
Platform
Mobile

Offers a mobile app or mobile optimized website to video conference from smartphones or tablets.

91%
(Based on 88 reviews)
Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime), with high audio/video quality and without dropping calls.

87%
(Based on 102 reviews)
Bandwidth Usage

Software optimized to perform well without taking up an exorbitant amount of bandwidth.

80%
(Based on 94 reviews)
Participant Permissions

The ability to grant users access to conferences as moderators, presenters or participants--individually or based on user role or group.

81%
(Based on 72 reviews)
Security

User authentication and security measures like confidential attendee lists keep conferences private and secure.

85%
(Based on 77 reviews)
Enterprise Scalability

Provides features to allow scaling for large organizations.

83%
(Based on 72 reviews)