Today, Google announced a lot of new changes that are coming to Google Meet, including new integrations with other Google services such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
A Data Saver mode is also coming to Google Meet, in addition to multiple tile adjustment controls and a light adjustment tool.
Teachers will soon be able to end a meeting for all participants and create breakout rooms before a Google Meet class begins.
The new Google Meet trick will help spot issues related to mic, speaker output, webcam preference and how your hair looks before a meeting.
Now if you open a group chat in Hangouts and tap on the video call icon, it automatically creates a Google Meet group video call link.
Google Meet app for Android and iOS has also received the noise cancellation feature that was rolled out for the web version back in June.
Google recently made the app available on Assistant-powered smart displays like the Nest Hub Max.
VP and GM of G Suite Javier Soltero, who now also oversees Duo and Messages, reportedly told employees that it does not make sense to have two video apps.
Google Meet is soon getting a tiled view that will show 49 participants, alongside Jamboard integration and more meeting controls for teachers.
The UI change is already rolling out and will take up to 15 days to appear widely for all users.
Google essentially wants to turn Gmail into a one-stop-shop for all your work needs and the goal is to bring all productivity apps in one place.
Admins will have the option to request an exception for this new rule by talking to a G Suite support executive.
Google Meet will also block anonymous attendees from participating in an education meeting by default, but moderators will have the option to disable it.
Group video calling on the Next Hub Max now supports Google Meet as well, allowing users to tune in up with up to 100 people at once.
If you have multiple Google accounts logged into your browser, you can specify which one you want to use by simply adding '/1' or '/2' in the address field.
Google really, really wants you to use its video conferencing solution and is, therefore, integrating it directly into the Gmail app.
It will detect and negate noise from slamming doors, barking dogs, keystrokes, kids noise, rustling of plastic, and more common disturbances in a household.
Conferencing app Zoom was having some issues this morning, and it may have helped Google Meet get more users as a safer and more reliable alternative
With Google Meet now appearing in the Gmail sidebar, Google has unleashed another strong weapon to retain users and stop them from switching to rival Zoom.
Google Meet's free tier will be available to all in the coming weeks and will offer features such as tiled view, scheduling, and real-time captions.
Google Meet now has over 100 million users, but it is still way behind Zoom's 300 million strong user base across the globe.
Google Meet's new tiled layout is similar to the gallery view on Zoom and shows 16 participants of a video call on the screen.
Google’s Meet video conferencing solution is getting a new Gmail integration that…
Google has made it clear that the Hangouts Meet name will gradually be phased out and the service will be called Google Meet in the days to come.