Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio recently announced the launch of JioMeet, a free video calling app that will take on the likes of Google Meet and Zoom video calling services.
There have been reports that JioMeet is similar to Zoom and uses a similar user interface (UI). While the UI may be similar, the apps offer different features. In this post, we look at JioMeet, Google Meet and Zoom to help you decide which video calling service should you use.
JioMeet and Zoom support Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Additionally, the two services can also be accessed using a browser. Coming to Google Meet, it is available on Android and iOS devices and can be used on computers using a browser. There is no dedicated app for Google Meets on computers.
Users do not have to sign in while joining a meeting on JioMeet, Zoom or while using Google Meet on a browser. However, if you are using Google Meet on your phone, you will be signed in automatically.
If you want to host a meeting, you will be required to sign in on all three platforms.
Number of participants
JioMeet, Google Meet and Zoom allow users to start a video conference with up to 100 participants. This can be further increased up to 250 on Google Meet and 1,000 on Zoom using the company’s paid plans.
While Google Meet and Zoom offer paid services for enterprise users, JioMeet has not revealed its paid plans yet. Google is currently offering the features of its paid plans for free to all users till September 30.
The paid plans from Google Meet start at $10 per month and the paid plans from Zoom start at $14.99 per month.
|Google Meet plans||Price per month||Zoom plans||Price per month|
|G Suite Essentials||$10||Pro||$14.99|
|G Suite Enterprise Essentials||$20||Business||$19.99 (10 users)|
|–||–||Enterprise||$19.99 (100 users)|
While Zoom and Google Meet have limited the duration of conference calls to 40 minutes and 60 minutes respectively under their free plans, JioMeet has no such limit. It allows users to place video calls for up to 24 hours.
Do note that Google has also increased the length of video conferences to 24 hours till September 30.
What is the video quality offered for calls?
The three platforms allow users to start video calls in HD (720p) resolution.
What are the controls offered to hosts?
JioMeet, Google Meet and Zoom allow the host to control the microphone and camera of all participants. The host can also change a participant’s name or remove them from the call.
Is end-to-end encryption offered?
While JioMeet and Google Meet offer encryption for video calls, it is not end-to-end encryption. Zoom on the other hand offers end-to-end encryption for both free and paid users.