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What is the functionality difference between MS Teams and Zoom?

 

Microsoft Teams

Zoom

Maximum no. of participants in a meeting

300

300

Limit in meeting duration

No

No

Change of display name

Staff: display name is synchronized with the sender name of HKU email account

Students: display name is student’s full name registered under SIS

Users can add their preferred name under their Zoom accounts or enter any name if they join a meeting without login

Change/add profile picture

Staff: cannot change because staff members are using on-premise Exchange and the version does not support this feature

Students: can change the profile picture by clicking on it and selecting "Change Picture"

Yes, users can add a profile picture of their own

Lock a meeting (disallow people from entering into a meeting after a meeting is locked)

No, only meeting lobby is available to control people from entering into a meeting

Yes

Maximum no. of participants to display on screen

9 participants

25 participants and up to 49 participants (subject to the resolution of the display)

Meeting ID and password

No

Yes

Private chat

Yes, if the participant belongs to the same organization

Yes, participant can choose anyone to chat with privately unless this option is disabled by the host

Recording

Cloud recording and saved on MS Stream

Cloud recording or local recording

Recording right

Anyone within the same organization in Teams (note: staff and students are belonging to 2 different organizations under MS Teams)

By default only the meeting host can record and the host can assign the recording right to other participants

Screen sharing using iOS/Android devices

Can share using iOS and Android devices (click here for details)

Can share using iOS and Android devices

Virtual background

Yes, it refers to “background effects”.  Blur background is also available. 

Use of customized picture is also supported

Yes and users can use their own pictures to create a virtual background.

Polling

No, recommend to create polling using MS Forms and share the link to participants on MS Teams

Yes

Attendance report

Yes, click here for the steps

Yes

Breakout room

No

Yes

Raise hand & request to unmute

Yes

Yes

Annotate on shared screen

No

Yes

Whiteboard

Yes

Yes

Confine participants by email domain

No

Yes

 

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