Integration with Google Workspace - Google Meet is seamlessly integrated with Google Workspace which includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. This integration allows users to attach files from Drive, collaborate on Docs, or take part in meetings scheduled in Google Calendar, providing a unified collaborative platform.
Live Closed Captioning - Google Meet offers live closed captioning during meetings, which uses Google's speech-to-text technology. This feature can be particularly helpful for deaf or hard-of-hearing participants, and for comprehension in noisy environments.
AI-Powered Noise Cancellation - Google Meet has introduced an AI-powered noise cancellation feature that can filter out background noise in real-time, which is not commonly found in other platforms like Webex.
Adjustable Layout Options - Google meet allows users to customize their meeting layouts. For instance, they can choose to focus on one speaker, or get a view of up to 16 participants simultaneously.
Presence in the Google Ecosystem - Since Google is a highly prevalent ecosystem, using Google Meet may offer a higher level of user familiarity as compared to Webex. This can, in turn, promote a quicker and smoother adoption curve among team members as they might already be accustomed to Google's interface and products.
Lack of Advanced Features: Compared to Webex, Google Meet lacks some advanced features such as whiteboarding, polling, and in-depth participant controls which can limit the interactive experience during meetings.
Integration with Other Tools: While Google Meet integrates seamlessly with Google Workspace, Webex has broader integration capabilities, particularly with certain CRM systems like Salesforce.
Customizable View: Google Meet does not provide the same degree of customizable views as Webex. While you can toggle between gallery view and spotlight view, Webex provides more options for viewing presentations and videos simultaneously.
Substandard Audio Quality: Some users have reported that Google Meet's audio quality is inferior to that of Webex, with frequent feedback issues and occasional audio lag.
Limited Control over Participants: Compared to Webex, Google Meet offers less control over participants. For instance, in Webex, hosts can mute individual participants or the entire audience at any time, but these capabilities are not as streamlined in Google Meet.