Zoom vs Google Meet vs Skype vs Webex | Which One Is The Best For You?

Francisco Cantu

Francisco Cantu

Last Updated Dec 17th, 2020

In this video, I am going to talk about the differences between Zoom, Google Meet, Webex and Skype, and everything you need to know about how to get the most out of their unique features.

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This will be super beneficial for you because whether you are a high school student doing college interviews through google hangouts, a college student doing your final class presentation via zoom, or even a consultant who is meeting with a client via skype, knowing and applying these secrets is what can set you apart from your peers who may not know how to maximize all of these tools.

That’s right, this video may be what makes you get that college acceptance, that A in the class, that job, or simply just make you more proficient in all of your video calls.

So without further ado, let’s get started.

Zoom Homepage and Mobile App

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.

Common Features:

  • Comprehensive Share Button
  • Standard features–chat, virtual background, and breakout rooms
  • Widely used in higher education
  • Integrates with third party presentation apps

Lesser-Known Features

  • Closed Captioning Available
  • Studio Effects-Beta 
  • Touch up appearance 
  • Whiteboard Feature
Google Meet Homepage and Mobile App
Google Meet Homepage and Mobile App

Google Meet is a video-communication service developed by Google.

It is one of two apps that constitute the replacement for Google Hangouts, the other being Google Chat.

Common Features:

  • Ease of use – great for those who are are not as tech-savvy 
  • Standard features – chat, virtual background, and breakout rooms 
  • Cross-Platform Uniformity

Lesser-Known Features:

  • Whiteboard feature available AND you have the opportunity to use saved files from your drive
  • Compatible with Google Calendar 
  • Chromecast Meeting
  • Compatibility with Google Drive and Google Apps
Webex Homepage and Mobile App
Webex Homepage and Mobile App

Webex Meetings is the world’s most popular video conferencing service for the enterprise, offering highly secure integrated audio, video, and content sharing.

Common Features:

  • Comprehensive Share Button
  • Standard features – chat, virtual background, and breakout rooms
  • Virtual Background

Lesser-Known Features:

  • Blur Background – if you want to hide your background, this could be a very professional option.
  • Casting meeting to a device
  • Phone Screen Sharing
Skype Homepage
Skype Homepage

Skype is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches over the Internet.

Skype also provides instant messaging services.

Common Features:

  • Comprehensive Share Button
  • Standard features – chat, virtual background, and breakout rooms
  • Very similar across platforms

Lesser-Known Features:

  • Blur Background 
  • React Emoji Full Screen Feature
  • Share Invite Shortcuts
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Office 365 Products

So there you have it, these were some of the unique features that come along with the different video conferencing services.

Knowing which service to use and what features to take advantage of might be what impresses a potential employer or it may simply be what makes learning and working from home a bit more bearable.

As mentioned at the beginning of the video, if you know of any other cool features from any of these services, go ahead and comment down below or if you have a different topic in mind you would like us to cover let us know down in the comment section.

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– Francisco 

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