A quick guide to using Google Meet

Digit NewsDesk | Published on 20 May 2020
A quick guide to using Google Meet
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  • We give you guys a quick guide to using Google Meet

  • The bare minimum you need to start Google Meet is a Gmail account.

Last month, Google finally rebadged its video conferencing platform, Hangouts Meet, to simply Google Meet. On top of that, it also added a bunch of new features like a 16-grid layout. All these features couldn’t have come at a better time. With most of the world stuck at home due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, a lot of professionals have no other option but to turn to video conferencing apps to coordinate with their teammates as well a family. Google Meet has also been made free for users from May onwards, which should be of great help for those working from home. 

Keeping this in mind, here is a quick look at how to start a meeting using Google Meet.

Starting things off

The bare minimum you need to start Google Meet is a Gmail account. 

If you already have one, then you can head over to meet.google.com to start a meeting. 

Choose your device

If you’re using a desktop, then you can head over to meet.google.com via your web browser. 

Users can also start a video meeting by clicking on Google Meet in your Gmail main page or Google Calendar.

In case you are using an Android or iOS device, you can simply download the Google Meet App.  

Start the meeting

In Google Meet, click the ‘Join or start a meeting’ button

If you are to join a meeting, add the nickname for the meeting or leave the field blank and use the 10-letter meeting ID that has been generated and shared with you. Then click ‘continue’. 

If you are hosting the meeting, share the meeting nickname or meeting ID with participants. 

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