2020-04-06T08:22:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Google Hangouts ?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Google Hangouts , what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Mubashar Hanif - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at Lahore Garrison university
Real User
2020-05-14T10:16:00Z
May 14, 2020

I would rate it a six out of ten. The security is already there but there should be more ability to share features. The other feature they should include is Zoom control; if one colleague wants to give control to another, there can be two, three or four sharing their presentations.

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Mahathir Mohiuddin - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Executive at Divine IT Limited
Real User
2020-05-07T05:03:36Z
May 7, 2020

I would give this solution a perfect score if they could tweak some of the issues they have such as the messaging. Other than that, I think it's a great product. For now, I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

OH
Technical Consultant with 11-50 employees
Consultant
2020-04-23T10:13:37Z
Apr 23, 2020

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

BT
IT Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-04-21T07:28:00Z
Apr 21, 2020

The one piece of advice I would is to be prepared regarding who else is going to use Hangouts outside of your organization. If you want people to be able to use a phone number, you have to pay for a whole different license with Google, your whole Google license has to be upgraded. Granted it has lots of other features. The dial-in feature to Hangouts is only accessible in the business class of G suite. If it's only your company that is going to use it, then you're great at the regular license level. But if you think you're going to have people who are required to dial in, then you need to be prepared to pay more. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

ME
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-04-20T07:27:24Z
Apr 20, 2020

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Florent ADODO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-04-06T08:22:00Z
Apr 6, 2020

Most of the companies are going to Microsoft products but Google is easier to use. Google is a good product but it'll be better if they fix some videoconference issues. With Microsoft, you can integrate all of your devices. With Logitech and other companies, you can connect it directly through the cloud and you can use it directly, no need to go for another supplier. But with Google, you need to go with another supplier. I would rate it an eight out of ten. In the next release, I would like the ability to videoconference with a connectivity plugin.

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MD
Director Of Engineering at Smarg Technologies
Real User
2020-04-06T08:22:00Z
Apr 6, 2020

Google Hangouts is wonderful in order to communicate with the rest of the world. I would rate Google Hangouts an eight out of ten. Not a ten because there's room for improvement. Sometimes there is disconnectivity.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 5, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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Florent ADODO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier
Apr 6, 2020
We have a group of people that uses Google Hangouts. We chose Google Hangouts because most of the users are on Google and we don't want to use WhatsApp. We publish things like documents for all the members who are on it. I can use WhatsApp, but I prefer Google Hangouts because with Google Hangouts we can directly share our screen. If you have two or three on Google Hangouts directly, someone can share their screen, and you can see what he's doing.
ME
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 20, 2020
We are using Google Hangouts for video meetings and group chat sessions.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 5, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Florent ADODO - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Assistant at Hotel 2 Fevrier
Apr 6, 2020
Per user, we are paying $50 a month.
ME
Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 20, 2020
We are using the free version of Google Hangouts.
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