Zoom vs. Google Duo: Amid lockdown period in almost every country due to novel coronavirus, video conferences apps are becoming very popular these days. The reason behind this is that people are now trapped in their homes due to which they have to work from their home.
As people are maintaining social distancing in order to avoid and stop the spread of coronavirus, the meetings and important official management work is being conducted online and video conferences have become a crucial part of it.
Zoom has got the most popular amid this time period but due to its security issues arising people are now trying to avoid this app and to move on to its other more secured alternatives. Today, we will compare Zoom and Google Duo which are the most popular video conferences apps. Let’s find out which is better for you.
First Factor: Availability
As far as the availability of both the apps is concerned, there is nothing that we should be worrying about because both are easily available. You can get both Zoom and Google Duo on several platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and ChromeOS.
However, Zoom comes with additional Chrome extension if in case you are using a Chromebook but at the same time, you will not get entire features in it that you are going to get in the Windows as well as macOS versions.
Second Factor: Features
Coming to the features of Zoom, it does have a free plan in which it supports up to 100 people who can take part in one single video call, this is something which Google Duo is not capable of doing it yet.
As compared to Zoom, Duo has very fewer participants as it can support up to 12 people at the most in a single video call.
With the help of Zoom, you can get more and better features if you pay $19.99 each month with the flexibility of hosting up to 300 participants on a single video call.
Duo, on the other hand, is completely free of cost and also gets the edge for its deeper addition with Google Home devices. Addition to the list of its features it also has the capability to record as well as send messages to people.
With the help of Zoom, you can easily record and share meeting with others, something which is also not available in Google Duo.
Third Factor: Cost
Even though Google Duo is completely free for downloading on many devices such as Android, iOS as well as web, Zoom, on the other hand, comes with an extra tier for which you need to pay. It is still quite possible for using the free version of Zoom but at the same time, it still can be used further for personal use rather than professional ones.
But you are still going to face some boundaries with the free version. Zoom comes with a total number of 3 paid plans that charges of $14.99 per month and $19.99 each month. On the other hand, the free version still supports up to 100 partakers.