Google Meet modifies the maximum number of participants you could have on your call depending on the kind of a GSuite plan you have. If yours is a free plan, then you are allowed to have a maximum of 100 participants on a particular call.
There are two forms of paid GSuite plans in Google Meet. One is the GSuite Essentials plan, which is currently free, but would soon be a paid monthly plan of $10 from October 2020. This paid plan allows users to onboard a maximum of 150 participants onto a single Google Meet call.
The other paid plan is an enterprise plan called the ‘GSuite Enterprise Essentials’, wherein, users can have 250 participants at the most on a single call. However, the pricing for this plan must be negotiated with the Google Meet contact sales itself.
- Google Meet Free plan users can host a meeting with up to 100 participants at max.
- Google Meet GSuite Essentials plan users can host a meeting with up to 150 participants at a time.
- Google Meet GSuite Enterprise Essentials plan users can host a meeting with up to 250 participants at once.
Google Meet vs Zoom: Maximum Number of Participants
|Free plan||100 participants||100 participants|
Enterprise plan (price undisclosed)
|$15 + $65 (add-on)|
$15 + $105 (add-on)
Whilst Google Meet can have a maximum of 250 participants with its most high-end paid plan, Zoom can host up to 500 and 1000 attendees with a ‘Large Meeting’ add-on. However, Basic Zoom profile holders cannot access this add-on. It is open only to Pro, Business and Enterprise plans. Zoom provides a default inclusion of 100 participants to every plan irrespective of the prices.
Basic Zoom plan, is a free plan allowing a maximum of 100 participants on a single meeting. Pro Zoom plan requires a monthly payment of $14.99 per host and the participant-limit can be raised to anywhere between 500 and 1000 participants by using the large meeting add-on. This extension costs around $64.99 for 500 participants and $104.99 for 1000 participants.
If you wish to upgrade your license to a Business profile, then you would be paying a monthly subscription of $19.99 per host. This would gain you a maximum participant-limit of 300. However, a large meeting add-on, if needed, would cost $69.99 and $109.99 for 500 and 1000 participants respectively.
The top-most plan in terms of pricing and benefits is the Enterprise plan which requires a monthly payment of $19.99 per host. This Zoom license is inclusive of 500 and 1000 participants. But, if you are picking this plan for your organisation, you must contact Zoom Sales to have a detailed account of the pricing and other policies.
Both Google Meet and Zoom offer their own range of prices, providing unbeatable benefits that are bound to improve your online presence as a company. Choose the plan that suits you the best and get ready to rock!