Feature Comparison
of Video Platforms

January 2021

Out-of-Session FeaturesZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Presence
Instant Messaging (IM)
Audio chat
Video chat
Persistent client
Personal photos
Conversation history
ContactsZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Windows
MacOS
Linux
Status change (availability) alertsX
Groups
Relationship settings / permissionsXX
Mobile: iPhone
Status change (availability) alertsX
Mobile: iPad
Groups
Mobile: Android
Relationship settings / permissionsXX
OS SupportZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Windows
MacOS
Linux
Mobile: iPhone
Mobile: iPad
Mobile: Android
Federation & Application IntegrationZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Outlook & Calendar integration
Microsoft OfficeX
Browser
Outlook on the WebXX
External federationX
Chat/IM saved to OutlookXXXX
Webconferencing (Meetings / Sessions)ZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
One-click webconferencing / meetings
Webconferencing / meetings
Maximum participants500 for meetings 1000 for webinars3000300100 in free version15 in group calls
Student hosts (scheduling & starting webconferences)X
Integrated meeting telephony
In-meeting chat
Emote iconsFew in chat, none in meetings
Q&A
Polling
HD video✓ (720p)
1080 HD videoXX
Password-restricted access
Control participant permissions
Breakout sessions
Attendee attention indicatorXXX
Participant registration
Session reports
Recurring sessions
Programs (event grouping & site pages)XXXX
Post-session survey
Tests (exams)
Publicly-listed sessions (by default)XXXX
Content Sharing & CollaborationZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Application sharing
Desktop sharing
Whiteboard sharing
Remote desktop control
PowerPoint presentations that include embedded audio or video
Annotation
RecordingZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Recording (local computer)
Recording (server-based)X
Record integrated telephony
Record external teleconferenceX
Standards-based recording
SupportZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
24/7 vendor support for all end users

January 2021

Out-of-Session FeaturesZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Presence
Instant Messaging (IM)
Audio chat
Video chat
Persistent client
Personal photos
Conversation history
ContactsZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Windows
MacOS
Linux
Status change (availability) alertsX
Groups
Relationship settings / permissionsXX
Mobile: iPhone
Status change (availability) alertsX
Mobile: iPad
Groups
Mobile: Android
Relationship settings / permissionsXX
OS SupportZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Windows
MacOS
Linux
Mobile: iPhone
Mobile: iPad
Mobile: Android
Federation & Application IntegrationZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Outlook & Calendar integration
Microsoft OfficeX
Browser
Outlook on the WebXX
External federationX
Chat/IM saved to OutlookXXXX
Webconferencing (Meetings / Sessions)ZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
One-click webconferencing / meetings
Webconferencing / meetings
Maximum participants500 for meetings 1000 for webinars3000300100 in free version15 in group calls
Student hosts (scheduling & starting webconferences)X
Integrated meeting telephony
In-meeting chat
Emote iconsFew in chat, none in meetings
Q&A
Polling
HD video✓ (720p)
1080 HD videoXX
Password-restricted access
Control participant permissions
Breakout sessions
Attendee attention indicatorXXX
Participant registration
Session reports
Recurring sessions
Programs (event grouping & site pages)XXXX
Post-session survey
Tests (exams)
Publicly-listed sessions (by default)XXXX
Content Sharing & CollaborationZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Application sharing
Desktop sharing
Whiteboard sharing
Remote desktop control
PowerPoint presentations that include embedded audio or video
Annotation
RecordingZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
Recording (local computer)
Recording (server-based)X
Record integrated telephony
Record external teleconferenceX
Standards-based recording
SupportZoomWebexMS TeamsGoogle MeetSlack
24/7 vendor support for all end users