Teams vs Zoom Comparison Chart

Comparison between Microsoft Teams and Zoom for online course sessions and meetings.

Features Microsoft Teams Zoom Meetings
Available To…

Students, Faculty, Staff

Students, Faculty, Staff
(limited accounts available for faculty who need specific Zoom features)

Desktop App Windows, Mac Windows, Mac, Linux
Mobile App iOS, Android iOS, Android
Browser Support Without Downloads or Plugins Yes; Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome. Yes; Google Chrome is preferred.
Browser Plugin for Improved Functionality Yes Yes
Maximum Meeting Attendees 300 300
Audio and Video
HD Video Capable Yes Yes
Join Meeting with Audio Only Yes Yes
Join Meeting by Phone (Domestic) Yes Yes
Chat Within Meetings Yes Yes
Chat Outside Meetings Yes Yes, using desktop app
Content Sharing
Screen Sharing Yes Yes
Application Sharing Yes Yes
Annotate Shared Content No, but can use whiteboard function Yes
Whiteboard Yes Yes
Meeting Capabilities
Breakout Rooms Yes Yes
Polling Yes Yes
Cloud Recording Yes, to Stream Not enabled
Local Recording No Yes
Recording Transcription Yes Not enabled, requires cloud recording
Automatic Live Captioning Yes Coming Summer 2020; Manual captioning also available
Join Before Host Yes Yes
Join Meetings from H.323 or SIP Devices No Yes, additional cost
Outlook Calendar Integration Yes Yes
Google Calendar Integration No, but integrates with Outlook  Yes
Approved for HIPAA Data Yes Yes, in Zoom Meetings for HIPAA Only
Encrypted Meetings Yes Yes, however SIP devices may be unable to join calls using encryption.

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