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Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMeeting vs. Google Hangouts and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Pros
"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."

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"The key advantage of GoToMeeting is the ability to use it without installing anything.""Even for somebody who does not have a lot of experience, they can easily use it.""It's cost-effective.""GoToMeeting is very handy. It's good software. I would definitely recommend it.""The most valuable feature is the dial-in capability.""The most important feature for me was the iPhone app.""Screenshare is the most valuable feature as well as the number of meeting participants possible in a meeting. It also has good quality.""I like GoToMeeting because it is lighter than other solutions, such as Webex."

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Cons
"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."

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"The enrolment for a non-IT user should be easier. It should be simplified for non-IT users.""It is not so stable.""The newer user interface takes a bit longer to get used to.""In addition to the features it already has, I think GoToMeeting should also have additional features that are not present at the moment.""Manageability needs to be improved.""GoToMeeting is too slow, which is why we no longer use it.""The sound quality is good but the video quality needs improvement.""The interface is a little outdated and could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"It is a little expensive although now, with the competition from Zoom and other products, they have lowered their prices and it is better.""GoToMeeting is a little bit expensive compared to other products."

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Ranking
6th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
184
Comparisons
104
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
436
Rating
7.7
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out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
2,556
Comparisons
1,889
Reviews
12
Average Words per Review
434
Rating
8.1
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Overview

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.

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AAPT, ACD Groupe, Addison Fire, Avigilon Corporation, Basic Industries Ltd., Bitdefender, Branson School Online, Budd Van Lines, Business Fitness, Business Wire
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REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Financial Services Firm22%
Construction Company11%
Legal Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider20%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization9%
Non Profit8%
Company Size
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise45%
REVIEWERS
Small Business80%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise7%
Find out what your peers are saying about GoToMeeting vs. Google Hangouts and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,690 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Hangouts is ranked 6th in Virtual Meetings with 10 reviews while GoToMeeting is ranked 4th in Virtual Meetings with 12 reviews. Google Hangouts is rated 7.8, while GoToMeeting is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GoToMeeting writes "A straightforward setup with good stability and decent pricing". Google Hangouts is most compared with Blackboard Collaborate, whereas GoToMeeting is most compared with Skype for Business, Zoom, TeamViewer, Webex and 3CX Live Chat. See our GoToMeeting vs. Google Hangouts report.

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