Zoom vs. Google Hangouts: Video chat apps for working and keeping in touch compared

To slow the spread of coronavirus, many governments have imposed quarantines, lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders. This means many people are now working from home and in-person visits have moved to video chats apps and services.

While there are many options available, whether you're looking for a way to virtual happy hour or host a brainstorming session with coworkers, two popular choices are Zoom and Google Hangouts. Here's how the two video chat and conferencing apps compare -- especially in light of Zoom's recent security and privacy issues.

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