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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 access

skype In Skype for Business

With:

  • Desktop
  • Mobile device

From:

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

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

With:

  • Desktop
  • Mobile device

From:

  • Google Calendar event
  • Email (e.g. Gmail, Inbox, Outlook)
  • URL access
  • Chrome devices for meetings
  • Meeting code on web and mobile
  • Dial in to meetings created by G Suite Enterprise users

Feature

Number of participants

skype In Skype for Business

Up to 250

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

Up to 30 fully interactive, video participants*

*Up to 25 without G Suite Enterprise

Feature

Schedule video meetings

skype In Skype for Business

  • Schedule a Skype for Business video call from Outlook
  • Start an impromptu Skype for Business video call

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

  • Schedule a Meet video meeting from Calendar
  • Start a video meeting on the go

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

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

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.

None
2.3

Work with video meetings.

None
3

Do more with Meet

3.1

Schedule video meetings in Calendar. Learn more

None
3.2

Share links and resources during a video meeting. Learn more

None
3.3

Give presentations to remote audiences by opening a Google Slides deck and sharing your screen. Learn more

None
3.4

Call into 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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