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Feature Comparison: Zoom and Teams

Quick Links: Online Classroom and Training Webinars I Online Meetings and Conferences  I Office Chat 

Overview

Zoom Videoconferencing and Microsoft Teams are both powerful tools that combine real-time chat, content sharing, and video. Each has its unique strengths. For example, Zoom is better suited for online teaching, whereas Teams is a great fit for large, collaborative projects. (If you're new to Zoom, these training resources will help you get started quickly.) 

Review the tables below to help determine which solution best meets your needs.  

Online Classroom and Training Webinars

Function

Zoom

Teams

Virtually Raise Hand Yes No
Breakout Sessions No No
Collaborative Tools Yes Yes
Chat with Classmates/Attendees Yes Yes (limited to 100 participants)
Number of Participants 500 250
Video Sharing Hosts & Panelists Yes
File Transfer No Yes
Recording  Local or Cloud Cloud
Automatic closed captioning No Yes
Q&A Tool Yes Chat (limited to 100 participants)
Breakout Rooms Yes No

Online Meetings and Conferences

Function

Zoom

Teams

Number of Participants 300 250
Number of Participants (For Faculty Hosts) 500 250
Phone Conf Bridge Included Yes Yes
Audio/Video Calls Yes Yes
Breakout Sessions Yes No
Screen Sharing Yes Yes
Lobby / Waiting room Yes Yes
Video Background Blur Custom Background Blur
Guest join Yes Via browser
Video Sharing All Participants Presenters
File transfer Yes Yes
Chat Yes Yes (limited to 100 participants)
Recording Local or Cloud Cloud
Outlook Calendar integration Future feature Yes
Live captioning No Yes
Remote Control Yes Yes
Breakout Rooms Yes No
Q&A Tool No Chat (limited to 100 participants)

Office Chat

Function

Zoom

Teams

Instant Messaging Yes Yes
Persistent Instant Messaging 2 years Unlimited
Public Group chat Yes Yes (limited to 100 participants)
File transfer via chat Yes Yes
Screen Sharing Yes Yes (limited to 20 participants)
Whiteboard Yes Yes
Audio/Video Calls Yes Yes (limited to 20 participants)