Video calling apps: Google Meet vs Zoom vs Skype

In this article we show you the difference between the current tools for making video calls: Google Meet, Zoom & 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 computer, tablets Y mobile, so you will have no problem using them wherever you are.

What are Google Meet, Zoom and Skype?

Google Meet, Zoom, and Skype are all video conferencing tools that allow people to connect and communicate remotely. Each platform has its own features and benefits.

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool developed by Google. It is part of the Google Workspace suite of applications and is designed for businesses and educational institutions. Google Meet allows users to host and join video conferences from their desktop or mobile device, and it integrates with other Google applications such as Google Calendar and Google Drive.

Zoom is a popular video conferencing tool that allows users to host and join virtual meetings from their desktop or mobile device. It is known for its ease of use and reliability, and it offers features such as screen sharing, virtual backgrounds, and breakout rooms. Zoom has become especially popular during the COVID-19 pandemic as many people have shifted to remote work and virtual meetings.

Skype is a video conferencing tool that has been around since 2003. It was one of the first tools to offer free video calling, and it is still widely used today for personal and business communication. Skype allows users to make video and voice calls, send instant messages, and share files from their desktop or mobile device.

Overall, each of these video conferencing tools has its own strengths and can be useful for different types of communication and collaboration needs.

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

1. Ability to share screen

So much Google Meet, Zoom Y Skype They allow us to share our screen. supports a wide range of files.

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

2. Activate foreign language subtitles

google-meet Y Skype They are imposed if we also need to have a video call system prepared to make video calls with foreign language participants.

Unlike Zoom, google-meet Y Skype They have a voice control that detects the words of the interlocutor and shows 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

Again, the three applications coincide in an essential function for our meetings, events, conferences and online presentations: record the video conference.

This fact is particularly useful if we focus on the environment of business and to education sector. Being able to record all the content of our video calls allows attendees to participate or, in the educational case, students -who have not been able to participate in the event-, 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, which makes 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 Y Skype they were applications that do not guarantee the secure 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 adapt easily to new needs. In this case, due to the increased use of video calls to make telecommuting or do online classes, Google Meet has been introducing improvements based on the teacher requirements and other features such as the possibility of performing surveys.

6. Accessibility

As for the way to access, without a doubt google-meet Y 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 add participants to a meeting it becomes a simple fact.