Watch: Zoom versus Google Meet -- Which is the better video conferencing app?

Zoom Video Communications and Google Meet have emerged as two of the most popular video conferencing applications for a large chunk of the global workforce that has been forced to work from home on account of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

While there are several applications to choose from, Meet and Zoom have emerged as frontrunners in the current market environment.

Read: What are the chief security concerns with Zoom and have they been fixed?

But, how is Meet different from Zoom and which one is better suited for your needs? TechCircle breaks down the features, pricing plans and security protocols of the two apps to help make your decision easier. 

Update April 29: Google announced in a blog post that it will make Google Meet free for anyone with a Google account. Until recently, only users with a paid G-suite subscription could start Google Meet calls. Javier Soltero, vice president and general manager of G Suite, said that after September 30 there could be a limit of 60 minutes for each meeting. Google will also launch  G-suite Essentials, a new tier in G Suite targeted at  small teams who would like access to Google Drive, Docs, slides, and Meet. Essentials will also be available for free till September 30th post which could be charged, Soltero said.