One of the most popular functions of Google's communications ecosystem called Hangouts is the possibility to make video calls. They have become so important that Google has decided to release a specific app only for this kind of communication. So they've picked up Hangouts and split it into two. On the one hand, we've got the text messaging app, and on the other, this Hangouts Meet for group video calls.
- Video calls with up to 30 participants at the same time.
- Add new members to the conversation by simply sending them a link.
- Possibility to access by phone by using the unique number assigned to each conversation.
- Full integration with Google Calendar.
You can use the app outside the G Suite ecosystem but only if you're logged in with an account of this kind will you be able to access all its functions. Otherwise, you can only make use of the basics.
Hangouts is Google's flagship in the world of professional communications, trying to compete against other tools of the likes of Slack. Therefore, this is the perfect environment to use it. If you're a particular and you simply want to chat with your friends, you might be better off with Google Allo, which is the app designed for this purpose. With regard to Meet, you'll find an app that has been simplified to the max and in which you only have to introduce your data, accept the invitation and start chatting. Forget about bothersome menus or configuration options that nobody really wants. Simple and functional.