Anonymous UserTechnical Lead at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is really easy and there are no complicated graphics or icons. It is simple and has an intuitive design. It's user-friendly over anything else I have used."
"The quality of both audio and video is good."
"The ability to share a screen during a meeting is one of the most valuable features. You can also be directly connected on the computer and on the phone with the same account. It is flexible."
"The screen sharing is the most valuable feature. It ties in with Google docs and Google sheets so that we can work on a single document as a whole group of us at once. That's the biggest feature we rely on."
"The group chat is a very good feature, where you can see all of the participants on cameras."
"Google Hangouts is very quick and easy to use, and the quality is very good."
"Very good voice and video calling options."
"The most valuable features are the chat features and the video conferencing features that enable more than two or three people to be connected at a time."
"The ease of navigation is good, as we can easily share data and screens."
"It is very easy to use and is available as soon as you open a Google account."
"I haven't had any big challenges. The annotation feature should be improved. So if I need to mark something or point something out, it's there, but it's not that user friendly. Other than that it's fine. In terms of collaboration, I think there could be some improvement."
"Screen sharing is available but there is no feature for remote access, to take control of another machine."
"We purchased a videoconference system called Zoom. We want to see if Google Hangouts has the ability to integrate our Zoom device to use it with Hangouts and meet directly."
"Not a ten because there's room for improvement. Sometimes there is disconnectivity."
"The way it works with anonymous users should be improved. That could be strengthened to let anonymous users do more."
"I would like to see more focus on features for interacting with the participants in a group chat, such as screen sharing."
"I would like to have a whiteboard feature, where I can draw a sketch or diagram and show it to the people in the meeting."
"Sending documents and other things is not an option."
"There should be more space for multiple users at a time so that multiple people can connect, can share, and even transfer control to another colleague, employer, student, etc."
"The algorithm should be improved to automatically deal with poor connections in a better way."
"The screen-sharing feature is the most valuable feature."
"We are using the free version of Google Hangouts."
"This solution is available for free with the opening of a Google account."
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BlueJeans Meetings is ranked 15th in Virtual Meetings with 2 reviews while Google Hangouts is ranked 6th in Virtual Meetings with 10 reviews. BlueJeans Meetings is rated 8.6, while Google Hangouts is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of BlueJeans Meetings writes "Good audio and video quality, and it is easy to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Hangouts writes "Screen sharing feature ties in with Google Docs and Google Sheets so that we can work on a single document as a whole group of us at once". BlueJeans Meetings is most compared with Zoom and GoToMeeting, whereas Google Hangouts is most compared with Blackboard Collaborate. See our BlueJeans Meetings vs. Google Hangouts report.
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