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Differences at a glance

Now that you’ve switched from Microsoft® Skype® for Business to G Suite, here are some tips on beginning to use Hangouts Meet to manage your video meetings. You’ll find many similar features—and additional benefits—when you use Meet.

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Feature

skype In Skype for Business

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

Feature

Ways to join a video meeting

skype In Skype for Business

  • Microsoft® Outlook® calendar event
  • Email (e.g Gmail, Outlook)
  • URL access

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

  • Google Calendar event
  • Email (e.g. Gmail, Inbox, Outlook)
  • Chrome devices for meetings
  • A meeting code on web and mobile
  • Dial in to meetings created by G Suite Enterprise users
  • Copy the meeting link from the browser address bar or in the meeting details box, and send to someone. If someone tries to join who was not invited to the meeting, a meeting participant from your organization must accept their request.

Feature

Number of video participants

skype In Skype for Business

Up to 250.

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

Up to 25 without G Suite Enterprise. Larger meeting sizes are possible depending on your organization’s version of G Suite.

Feature

Start a video meeting

skype In Skype for Business

  • From Outlook
  • Start a video call on the go

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

  • From Calendar
  • Start a video meeting on the go

Feature

Who can start a video meeting

skype In Skype for Business

Anyone within the host’s domain.

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

Anyone within the host’s domain or anyone else already invited.

Feature

Settings for who can join a video meeting

skype In Skype for Business

  • Your contacts
  • Anyone

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

Anyone. Guests may need to be accepted by someone in your organization.

Feature

Joining a video meeting via dial-in

skype In Skype for Business

Dial-in numbers (if enabled) are available via a separate listing page.

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

*A number is auto-suggested in Calendar. Tap twice to join a meeting by phone.

 

*G Suite Enterprise only

Feature

Requirements to participate in a video meeting

skype In Skype for Business

  • Download application on desktop to present content and fully interact.
  • Download application on mobile to participate in a meeting.

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

  • Present content and participate fully from within Chrome browser.
  • Download application on mobile to present content and participate fully.
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Start and join video meetings

You can start and join a video meeting lots of different ways in Meet.
To learn more, see Get started with Hangouts Meet.

2.1

Schedule a video meeting from Calendar.

None
2.2

Start or join a video meeting.

Start a video meeting from a Chrome browser.
None
Start a video meeting from your mobile device.
None
2.3

Join a video meeting.

In Calendar, click the event you want to join.
None
Click the meeting link in a text or email.
None
In Meet, join a scheduled meeting or use a meeting code.
None
Dial in to a meeting from a phone.
None
2.4

Work with video meetings.

None
3

Do more with Meet

3.1

Give a presentation to people in a video meeting. Learn more

None
3.2

Share links and resources in a meeting using group chat. Learn more

None
3.3

Record a video meeting and save it to Google Drive. Learn more

None
3.4

Dial in to a meeting when you don't have internet access. Learn more

None
3.5

Hold impromptu video meetings. Learn more

None
3.6

Make video meetings on the go. Learn more

None

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