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Differences at a glance

Now that you’ve switched from Microsoft® Skype® 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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1.1

Feature

skype In Skype

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

Feature

Ways to access

skype In Skype

  • Desktop
  • Mobile device
  • Microsoft® Outlook®

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

  • Desktop
  • Mobile device
  • Google Calendar
  • Chrome devices for meetings
  • Simple URL access
  • Gmail
  • Inbox
  • Meeting code on web and mobile
  • Dial in to meetings created by G Suite Enterprise users

Feature

Number of participants

skype In Skype

Up to 10*

*Depends on the Skype for Business license you purchase

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

Up to 30*

*Up to 25 without G Suite Enterprise

Feature

Schedule video meetings

skype In Skype

Schedule a Skype video call from Outlook®

*Skype for Business only

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

  • Your contacts
  • Anyone

hangouts In Hangouts Meet

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

2

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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