Video calling apps: Google Meet vs Zoom vs Skype


Do you have doubts about which is the best videoconferencing system for your company, educational center or institution?

In this article we show you the difference between the current tools for making video calls : Google Meet, Zoom and Skype .

The advantages are multiple! These applications allow you to make a video call with another person outside your institution and even hold work meetings or tutorials. They are all compatible with computers , tablets and mobile phones , so you won't have any problems using them wherever you are.


What are Google Meet, Zoom and Skype?

Google Meet is an application from the Google Workspace Suite of applications that allows very easy and simple video calls , meetings or presentations through our camera.

As far as Zoom is concerned, the functions are very similar and its use is very similar to that of Google Meet . Both applications allow us to connect through video conferences with hundreds of people in the same video call. This fact makes them the most professional solution for companies, educational centers and institutions .


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On the other hand we have Skype , which, in the same way as Google Meet and Zoom, allows us to make calls with audio and video, but its interface and operation make it one of the most used applications for video calls between users.


Aspects to take into account in your company, educational center or institution

1. Ability to share screen

Both Google Meet, Zoom and Skype allow us to share our screen. supports a wide range of files.

Surely in one of our meetings or tutorials via video call we will need to show the screen to our work group or attendees. A very useful function focused on improving collaborative work .

2. Activate foreign language subtitles

Google Meet and Skype are essential if we also need to have a video call system prepared to make video calls with foreign language participants.

Unlike Zoom, Google Meet and Skype have voice control that detects the words of the interlocutor and displays them on our screen with subtitles. The translator feature is more functional and accessible in Meet , facts that make it the ideal solution for companies and institutions.

3. Recording of our video calls

Once again, the three applications coincide in an essential function for our online meetings, events, conferences and presentations: recording the videoconference .

This fact is particularly useful if we focus on the business environment and the educational sector . Being able to record all the content of our video calls allows attendees or, in the educational case, students -who have not been able to participate in the event- to participate, the opportunity to see it, as if they were attendees.

4. Information security

We can say in general terms that Google Meet is the optimal tool in terms of security for our data, since in Zoom , for example, through a URL a user could be filtered in a meeting. In Google Meet, the URLs are generated randomly, and the participants are managed in Drive and Calendar, making them more protected addresses.

On the other hand, according to a study by the US National Security Agency (NSA) carried out in May 2020, I concluded that Zoom and Skype were applications that do not guarantee the safe deletion of user data.

5. Innovation

One of the aspects in which Google Meet stands out above other applications is its ability to innovate and easily adapt to new needs . In this case, due to the increase in the use of video calls for teleworking or online classes , Google Meet has been introducing improvements based on the requirements of teachers and other features such as the possibility of conducting surveys .

6. Accessibility

Regarding the way to access, without a doubt Google Meet and Zoom are the favorable options, since we can allow access to the meeting with a simple link.

In addition, both applications can be integrated into both Gmail and Google Claendar in order to have a more efficient management of all our events. With Google Meet and Zoom adding participants to a meeting becomes a simple fact.


Have you decided between implementing Google Meet, Zoom or Skype in your organization?

If you already know which one you want, you will only have to register your user. If the option that best suits you is Google Meet , we can advise and answer any questions to provide your business, educational center or institution with the best tools and devices for making video calls in the most agile and dynamic way, and with training for all grades of users.

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