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"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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"I can extract the activity and the attendance reports, along with every single question that was asked during the webinar, which is a feature that we highly value.""The interface is browser-based and simple, which is an advantage over other solutions.""All of their features are good. They are more or less equivalent to the competition. There's less disturbance, less jitter, the voice is always good even at a low bandwidth."

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"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 sharing of cameras is limited to meeting organizers.""GoToWebinar would be improved with the inclusion of support for video endpoints.""Some of my friends also use GoToWebinar to collect clients for affiliate marketing. In those cases, they found some features were missing with respect to some of the competition. And the worst part is the price."

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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 monthly subscription and the price is quite expensive if you're not paying annually."

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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.

Web conferencing SaaS for larger webinars
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Avigilon Corporation, Bitdefender, British Library's Business & IP Centre, Business Wire, Clarity, Colt, Conversion Rate Experts, Cornerstone Home Lending Inc., DemandGen, DPR Construction
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Find out what your peers are saying about GoToWebinar vs. Google Hangouts and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
523,975 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Hangouts is ranked 6th in Virtual Meetings with 10 reviews while GoToWebinar is ranked 14th in Virtual Meetings with 3 reviews. Google Hangouts is rated 7.8, while GoToWebinar 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 GoToWebinar writes "Good scheduling capability with no time limits, but the interface and technical support need improvement". Google Hangouts is most compared with Blackboard Collaborate, whereas GoToWebinar is most compared with Adobe Connect, Webex and ReadyTalk. See our GoToWebinar vs. Google Hangouts report.

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