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Moving from Zoom to Google Meet


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How are people moving away from Zoom to Google Meet?

Having video backgrounds is good fun, but doesn't provide huge business benefit. I would have preferred Google to have focused its efforts on closing the feature gaps between Meet and Zoom Webinar. 

Zoom Webinar has some really nice features such as a registration page, PayPal integration etc.

How have others addressed these feature gaps of Google Meet?

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Best answer by alan.muntadas 12 June 2021, 08:43

@PaulRLees I agree, the core missing component is the streaming capability. It used to exist (Hangouts on Air) and it was a great tool.

The Enterprise level licences gives access to an “internally streamed” version of meet, and this is great, but again, allowing business to maintain the same tool and not have to switch to a different technology just for external webinars (albeit without maybe all of a aforementioned integrations (paypal for example… If you need those integrations than maybe a specialist tool for webinars is more adapted to your needs) .. but for the majority of businesses, a simple way to stream you content would be sufficient for 80% of the time.

The technology is already there, its a business decision to provide the capability or not by Google.

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That is a great topic @PaulRLees!

I'm curious to see what the other member of our community has to say.

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Worth pointing out this neat hack with Google Meet - 

 

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No to Zoom Webinars. I like the direction Google Meet is headed, scaling security and quality of the Meet meeings and potentially preparing a public live-streaming events platform. This is my own speculation but I see it much more attractive to businesses than Webinars @PaulRLees . 

Then, there's space for developers to complete custom solutions with Google Meet, Shared Drives, Google Groups and achieve similar integration interoperability solutions. At least that's how I see it and it's how I'm advising clients to approach customized needs. Now everyone is eager to go to events in the physical world as much as possible. If users prefer less online meetings, Webinars included, Google will care for the digital wellbeing, correct? I for one go to "Watch on demand” videos.   

Google Meet remains the basic team collaboration and team engagement core product in Google Workspace. The new layout will do a transformation for millions of users as more people will start navigating the video conferencing meetings in a user friendly, secure and comfortable manner. Thus expanding individual and team's roles into innovative solutions for the businesses. I'm sure you are having very good reasons to bring the topic of Webinars @PaulRLees yet I truly hope Google Meet keeps up with the Smart Canvas concept where text, images and remote work can efficiently level up innovation. Let's still be friends, Paul:) 

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@Nina Trankova thanks for the insight, and I agree things are moving in many directions. Personally I’m not convinced having the ability to include Meet within other Apps is going to change the way many work. Most people I know typically have multiple screens, and can achieve the same results. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a really cute little feature, and comes across as a wow factor visually. But there are other more traditional features that are missing, webinars, host control, integration with chat, close captions to text, HD video, etc. 

I’m not as young as I once was, but why is it that I look younger on Zoom than Google Meet. Zoom understands it’s target market and has create a soft filter for us oldies. :joy:  

Businesses did webinars before the pandemic and I am sure they will continue, even though I agree in person meetings will be well attended, there will always be a need to remote presentations. In the same way that there are people still using desktop applications, when there are clearly better ways to be productive.

Until Google steps up with a solution, I guess one could use a Google Form, populate a Google Sheet, connect the Sheet to a Calendar Event with Zapier and you’d be sorted. (Now why can’t C2C do that for their events :zipper_mouth: )

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@PaulRLees I agree, the core missing component is the streaming capability. It used to exist (Hangouts on Air) and it was a great tool.

The Enterprise level licences gives access to an “internally streamed” version of meet, and this is great, but again, allowing business to maintain the same tool and not have to switch to a different technology just for external webinars (albeit without maybe all of a aforementioned integrations (paypal for example… If you need those integrations than maybe a specialist tool for webinars is more adapted to your needs) .. but for the majority of businesses, a simple way to stream you content would be sufficient for 80% of the time.

The technology is already there, its a business decision to provide the capability or not by Google.

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