Google video conferencing with Google Meet

Google video conferencing with Google Meet

Launched by Google to replace Google Hangouts, Google Meet has been gaining popularity since its inception.

If you want more information about this videoconferencing service, you’ve come to the right place.

To use Google Meet, you must first know how it works. To do this, you just need to have a Google account and use Gmail. The video conferencing application can be accessed from there.

Otherwise, you can simply go to the official site of Google Meet to create an account. It is a SaaS tool. So you don’t need to do any installation on your device.

If you are invited to participate in a Google Meet meeting, it means that you have received an invitation by email with the date, time, identifier and videoconference link. On 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 enables or disables the microphone.
  • A button that is intended to open or close the camera.
  • A button that allows you to raise your hand to speak. Don’t forget to click on it again to lower your hand when you finish intervening.
  • 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 settings, report abuse, etc.

Is Meet free?

Originally, Google Meet was a commercial service. But since April 2022, it has been available free of charge to all users who wish to hold virtual meetings with their collaborators, friends, etc. For the moment, this tool allows you to organize a videoconference without paying anything. Note, however, that there is a time limit (60 minutes maximum) and audience limit (100 participants). If you want to enjoy more freedom of use, you only 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 invitation 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 it uses Gmail, all users need to do is activate Meet in the Gmail interface to take advantage of the benefits of this collaborative tool. In order to achieve this, you must first log in to the Google administration console with an administrator account. You then access the “Applications Google Workspace Google Meet” menu. Right next to this menu, you find “Service Status”. Click the down arrow, then select “Enable for all” 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 application. There are indeed Google Meet versions for iOS and Android. They can be downloaded respectively from the App Store and the Google Play Store. It is up to you to make a choice depending on the terminal you have.

Unlike other video conferencing tools, Google Meet does not require any additional installation to be functional. All you need is a Gmail or Google account to use it.

Good to know about other Google services

To simplify the daily lives of its users, Google now offers a whole 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 recover them, make changes to them in order to save them again. Whether from a PC, tablet or smartphone, you are sure not to lose any of your files.

For those looking for an effective tool to better manage their daily agenda, Google calendar is the solution. With this Google application, you can easily create events and share them with other members of your workspace. By using it, you will have the certainty of leaving nothing to chance in the management of your organization.

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