Google Meet – Video

Google Meet – Video

What is Google Meet?

Google Meet is a video conferencing service from Google. It was originally only available to enterprise customers, but everyone can now use Google Meet for free. Google Meet is available on the web, and phones and tablets for Android and iOS.

Google Meet is primarily designed as a way to host video meetings. However, you can enable the camera and microphone independently, so you can just use it for audio calls if you wish.

You can create ad hoc calls and invite your friends and family. They can join by typing your meeting code or you can send them a link that they click on.

One of the best things about Google Meet is that you don’t need to install any software on desktop. Everyone in the call (the organizer and the attendees) simply has to be using a modern web browser.

Main Features:

  • Ability to join meetings through a web browser or through Android or iOS apps
  • Integration with Google Calendar and Google Contacts for one-click meeting calls
  • Screen-sharing to present documents, spreadsheets, presentations, or (if using a browser) other browser tabs
  • Ability to call into meetings using a dial-in number in the US
  • Hosts being able to deny entry and remove users during a call.
  • Ability to raise and lower hand
  • Video filters, effects and augmented reality masks.

How to sign up for Google Meet

For Personal use:
If you’re already using Gmail, Google Photos, YouTube or another Google product, just sign in to your existing Google Account.

For Business use:

If you’re already a Google Workspace user, just sign in to your existing account or, see plans and pricing to learn about options for business.

Start or schedule a Google Meet video meeting

From Computer:

Start a video meeting from Meet

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. Click New Meeting.
  3. Select an option:
    • Create a meeting for later:
      • To share the meeting details for a future meeting, copy the meeting link and share with participants.
      • To directly start the meeting with this link, paste the link into a browser; or enter the link into the “Enter a code or link” field and then click Join.
    • Start an instant meeting: Create a new meeting and join the meeting directly.
    • Schedule in Google Calendar: To schedule a meeting, you’re directed to Google Calendar.

 

From Android, iPhone & iPad:

Get the Meet app

  1. Go to the Play Store.
  2. Download and install the Google Meet app Meet app.
  3. On your device, to open the app, tap the Google Meet app Meet app.

Calls are synchronized so you can start a video call on one device and continue on another.

Start a meeting in the Meet app

  1. Open the Meet app Meet app.
  2. Tap New meeting.
  3. Select an option:
    • Get a meeting link to share: This generates a meeting link you can share to meet now or later. To invite others, tap Share invite. To join the meeting, copy the code into the “Join with a code” field.
      • Tip:Google Workspace users are sent Get joining info to share. This works exactly like the “Get a meeting link to share.”
    • Start an instant meeting: Create a meeting that you join now.
    • Calendar Schedule in Google calendar: To schedule a meeting, you’re directed to the Google Calendar app.

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