Adobe Connect vs Google Hangouts comparison

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We performed a comparison between Adobe Connect and Google Hangouts based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Virtual Meetings solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution can scale well.""I like Adobe Connect because of its flexibility."

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"This is a stable solution.""Communication platform that's effective in project planning, project status communication, and virtual meetings. Setting it up is straightforward.""The most valuable feature has been the ability to present presentations during meetings.""Google Hangouts is an excellent tool.""Google Hangouts is easy to use and has good performance.""The most valuable feature of Google Hangouts is the ability to record the classes that I'm not able to attend. I can use the class recording to view whatever I missed later.""Google Hangouts is easy to use and intuitive.""The technical support team for Google Hangouts has been pretty responsive and could solve whatever challenges arise, within a day or two."

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"The price is a problem.""Adobe's products are difficult to grasp."

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"There is no delete option for messages which could be an added feature in a future release.""The stability of Google Hangouts could still be improved. How virtual backgrounds are handled also needs improvement.""I would like for the platform to have a call recording feature in the free version.""Google Hangouts could work on making the service better for slow connections.""Google Hangouts could improve by allowing someone to record a meeting without the need to have a company email. You cannot record with a Gmail account.""Google Hangouts is not as feature-rich as Slack. Adding more features to this solution would make it better.""It is not as stable. They can improve its stability.""Maybe they should offer more security features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The purchasing process is complicated. It would be beneficial if it were more simplified."
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  • "There is an annual subscription to use this solution."
  • "We are a small team and a small organization such as ours just uses the free version of Google, so there's no cost associated with Google Hangouts at the moment."
  • "I pay $6 per user per month for Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Hangouts."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The price is a problem. Only international companies can really use Connect. For example, Mercedes can buy Adobe Connect. Other companies deal with Teams. My company buys Teams. In certain moments, my… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is quite expensive. In Brazil, Connect is only for obtaining international standards for international companies. If a company sees the price and the features for Zoom, Connect, and other… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Google Hangouts is the ability to record the classes that I'm not able to attend. I can use the class recording to view whatever I missed later.
    Top Answer:Google Hangouts could improve by allowing someone to record a meeting without the need to have a company email. You cannot record with a Gmail account.
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    Why Adobe Connect?
    The most flexible, secure, extensible and feature-rich web conferencing product on the market.
    Customizable Interface
    Customizable - Design your own immersive experiences with custom pods, images & layouts to
    personalize and brand your virtual room.

    Engaging - Drive and measure audience engagement unlike any other tool. Add interactivity to
    your sessions with multiple chat pods, polls, quizzes, simulations, breakout
    rooms, games and more.

    Powerful - Leverage Backstage & Prepare Mode to allow presenters and hosts to collaborate behind the scene during live session. Leverage limitless functionality and extensibility with custom apps.

    Persistent - Create your virtual room once with the right layouts, pods and content and use it

    Hangouts Chat makes it easy for teams to be able to get their work done in one place. From direct messages to group conversations, Chat helps teams collaborate easily and efficiently.

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    Sample Customers
    Blue Sky Broadcast, Wiley and Georgetown University, New South Wales (NSW) Schools, BMO Financial Group, The Ministry of Education, Church, Culture & Gender Equality in Greenland, HealthSTAR Communications, IDEXX Laboratories, Philips Healthcare
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    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Hospitality Company12%
    Marketing Services Firm12%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Buyer's Guide
    Adobe Connect vs. Google Hangouts
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Adobe Connect vs. Google Hangouts and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,474 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Adobe Connect is ranked 9th in Virtual Meetings with 2 reviews while Google Hangouts is ranked 6th in Virtual Meetings with 14 reviews. Adobe Connect is rated 9.0, while Google Hangouts is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Adobe Connect writes "Reliable and easy to set up with great layout pods". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Hangouts writes "Good, reliable source of communication, but it is not compatible with every device, it's browser-based". Adobe Connect is most compared with Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, ConnectWise Control and TeamViewer, whereas Google Hangouts is most compared with Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate. See our Adobe Connect vs. Google Hangouts report.

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