Launched by Google to replace Google Hangouts, Google Meet has been gaining popularity ever since its inception.
If you want more information about this video conferencing service, you’ve come to the right place.
To use Google Meet, you first need to know how it works. To do this, you just need to have a Google account and use Gmail. From there you can access the video conferencing application.
If not, you can simply go to the official Google Meet site to create an account. It is a SaaS tool. So you don’t need to do any installation on your device.
If you’re invited to join a Google Meet meeting, it means you’ve received an email invitation with the date, time, ID, and video meeting link. In the Google Mette interface, we find the time at the bottom left. Then use the action buttons at the bottom of your screen to join the meeting.
From left to right, you will find:
- A button that activates or deactivates the microphone.
- A button intended to open or close the camera.
- A button that allows you to raise your hand to speak. Do not forget to click on it again to lower your hand when you finish speaking.
- A button that allows you to share your screen with other participants. It is up to you to choose what you want to show to others.
- A button that allows you to make adjustments, report abuse, etc.
Is Meet free?
Originally, Google Meet was a commercial service. But since April 2022 it is available for free to all users who wish to hold virtual meetings with their collaborators, friends, etc. At the moment, this tool allows you to organize a videoconference without paying anything. Please note, however, that there is a time limit (60 minutes maximum) and an audience limit (100 participants). If you want to enjoy more freedom of use, you just have to find out about the plans and prices offered by Google.
To join a video meeting, you must first allow Google Meet to access your microphone and camera. Then click on the invite link to enter the virtual conference room. At the end of the meeting, be sure to click the “Leave Call” button to end the communication.
When the Google Meet service is enabled, users can easily create and join video conferences within an organization. If you use Gmail, all users need to do is turn on Meet in the Gmail interface to reap the benefits of this collaborative tool. To achieve this, you must first sign in to the Google Admin console with an administrator account. Next, go to the “Google Workspace Google Meet Applications” menu. Right next to this menu, you will find “Service Status”. Click the down arrow, then select “Enable for everyone” and save your choice.
Google Meet is available for free on Mac, Linux, and Windows. Also note that this tool can be downloaded as a mobile app. In fact, there are versions of Google Meet for iOS and Android. They can be respectively downloaded from App Store and Google Play Store. It is up to you to make a choice based on the terminal you have.
Unlike other video conferencing tools, Google Meet does not require any additional installation to work. All you need is a Gmail or Google account to use it.
Useful information about other Google services
To simplify the daily life of its users, Google now offers a wide range of easy-to-use tools. Depending on the needs, you can, for example, adopt Google Drive to store your important documents on an online server. At any time, you can retrieve them, modify them to save them again. Whether from a PC, tablet or smartphone, you will surely not lose any of your files.
For those who are looking for an efficient tool to better manage their daily schedule, the Google calendar is the solution. With this Google app, you can easily create events and share them with other members of your workspace. By using it, you will be sure that you do not leave anything to chance in the management of your organization.
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