We performed a comparison between Google Hangouts and GoToMeeting 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.
"The solution scales well."
"Google Hangouts is easy to use and has good performance."
"Its ease of use is most valuable. It is just a click, and you're in the system."
"When you get a meeting invitation, it's very easy to just join and go."
"The most valuable feature has been the ability to present presentations during meetings."
"Google Hangouts is easy to use and intuitive."
"Communication platform that's effective in project planning, project status communication, and virtual meetings. Setting it up is straightforward."
"This is a stable solution."
"GoToMeeting's low latency is crucial because everybody is using VPN to connect to their PCs at work. The sound and video quality are solid, and the whiteboarding features were especially useful. The administrative side of it was fairly simple and intuitive to use."
"Pricing is reasonable. It's not expensive. The pricing is one of the great selling points for the product."
"The solution worked well specifically for audio meetings."
"It works, it's reliable."
"It's easy to set up."
"It was just chosen because somebody at the company said, "We need a meeting thing. Hey, go find a meeting thing." It wasn't me, but somebody else in the organization was like, "Alright, let's use GoToMeeting. It's free.""
"The solution can improve by having more integration with different platforms."
"Support could be a bit faster."
"Google will not have two identical chat platforms. Google Chat is always a winner because it is compatible with my device."
"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."
"It would be ideal if they could include in the offering a virtual whiteboard for users when they are running meetings."
"It is not as stable. They can improve its stability."
"We don’t have any complaints."
"Google Hangouts is not as feature-rich as Slack. Adding more features to this solution would make it better."
"The solution could scale a bit easier if you need to add more people to meetings."
"Sometimes we'll run into issues where firewall rules aren't set correctly and won't work."
"GoToMeeting breaks down a lot. We're not sure if it's breaking down, but we start getting very erratic community channels. I don't know if it's because of GoToMeeting or if we're not buying enough bandwidth. Maybe it is just the infrastructure that it's running on. I'm not quite sure."
"The solution could always be more secure."
"The product itself doesn't stand out against other options on the market."
"Using GoToMeeting in a meeting-sized conference room is kind of a letdown. The camera is supposed to track the speaker and focus on that person so that they can be on the screen. That feature rarely worked. We tested it thoroughly, so maybe it was an issue with the size of the conference room. It may not be suitable for large conference rooms."
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.
GoToMeeting web conferencing software makes it simple and cost-effective to collaborate online with colleagues and customers. Best of all, meeting participants can share their webcams in high definition, so you can enjoy more personal interactions _ without needing a complicated setup.
Google Hangouts is ranked 6th in Virtual Meetings with 14 reviews while GoToMeeting is ranked 8th in Virtual Meetings with 6 reviews. Google Hangouts is rated 8.6, while GoToMeeting is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Google Hangouts writes "Good, reliable source of communication, but it is not compatible with every device, it's browser-based". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GoToMeeting writes "It features low latency, which is crucial because everybody is using VPN to connect to their PCs at work". Google Hangouts is most compared with Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate, whereas GoToMeeting is most compared with Skype for Business, Adobe Connect, TeamViewer, BlueJeans Meetings and Webex. See our GoToMeeting vs. Google Hangouts report.
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