Google Hangouts Pros and Cons

Google Hangouts Pros

reviewer1254288
IT Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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reviewer1374795
Testing Center of Excellence - Head at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very easy to use and is available as soon as you open a Google account.
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Shubham Golghate
Product Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are that you don't have to create a separate account, it's easy to use, and you don't have to enter an ID or password to start video conferencing.
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Florent ADODO
IT Systems Specialist at Hotel 2 Fevrier
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.
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MohamedElKashlan
SOC Manager at Hammerhead Technology
The group chat is a very good feature, where you can see all of the participants on cameras.
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Mahathir Mohiuddin
Senior Executive at Divine IT Limited
Very good voice and video calling options.
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Gonzalo Cuatrecasas
CIO at OCA Global
The ease of navigation is good, as we can easily share data and screens.
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Mubashar Hanif
Network Administrator at Lahore Garrison university
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.
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Olsen Hsieh
Technical Consultant with 11-50 employees
Google Hangouts is very quick and easy to use, and the quality is very good.
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Google Hangouts Cons

reviewer1254288
IT Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
The way it works with anonymous users should be improved. That could be strengthened to let anonymous users do more.
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reviewer1374795
Testing Center of Excellence - Head at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to see support for showing virtual backgrounds.
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Shubham Golghate
Product Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Google Hangouts restricts you to those with a Gmail account.
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Florent ADODO
IT Systems Specialist at Hotel 2 Fevrier
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.
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MohamedElKashlan
SOC Manager at Hammerhead Technology
I would like to see more focus on features for interacting with the participants in a group chat, such as screen sharing.
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Mahathir Mohiuddin
Senior Executive at Divine IT Limited
Sending documents and other things is not an option.
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Gonzalo Cuatrecasas
CIO at OCA Global
The algorithm should be improved to automatically deal with poor connections in a better way.
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Mubashar Hanif
Network Administrator at Lahore Garrison university
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.
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Olsen Hsieh
Technical Consultant with 11-50 employees
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.
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Monica Dube
Director Of Engineering at Smarg Technologies
Not a ten because there's room for improvement. Sometimes there is disconnectivity.
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