Google Meet will implement a grid-style layout that looks similar to what Zoom does.
Gmail integration has already rolled out a few days ago.
Previously known as Hangouts, the app has been renamed to Google Meet.
Access Open Source Technology
Innovate w/ IBM and Discover New Open Source Technology Today. Learn More.
Click here to know more
With the world reeling from the Coronavirus outbreak, more people are staying home or are forced to stay indoors. And, because of this, internet usage has essentially spiked. During a time like this more people are using video-conferencing apps to either attend official meetings or even to just keep in touch with friends and family. This has opened up the market for apps like Google Meet to meet the ever-increasing demands. Google is taking the opportunity to add new features and improve Google Meet. Just as a reminder, Google Meet used to be called Google Hangouts. If you’d like to know more about why and how Google changed Hangouts into Meet, you can do so here.
Google Meet will now get Gmail integration just like Hangouts. The new integration allows users to start or join a meeting directly from the inbox. In order to start a new meeting, users can click on the ‘Start Meeting’ option. They will then get a new secure window pop up, which will feature a unique meet.google.com URL. Joining a meeting sees you put in a meeting code that will be provided by the organiser. One is a meeting is in progress, it is possible to invite more users to the meeting. Google notes that the feature is currently only available for Gmail on the web, and support for mobile will be added soon.
The app will also feature a grid-style setup much like another video conferencing app in Zoom. These changes will start rolling out today. A part of the G-Suite package, Google Meet will receive a new option to join a video conference soon. Google has not given any specific dates but according to reports, it should start rolling out next month. The Meet app will also receive the option to show 16 video streams in a similar layout to Zoom, which is to say a grid-styled layout.
Outer improvements include clearer video in low light environments and more comprehensive filtering of background noise. Users will also be able to access Google Meet from their Gmail account. The integration with Gmail has been rolled out should start rolling out today with the grid-style layout appearing later in the month.
If you’d like to know more about which video conferencing apps you could and should use during the lockdown, you can check that out here.
Popular Mobile PhonesView All
Hot DealsView All
Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.
We are about leadership-the 9.9 kind! Building a leading media company out of India.And,grooming new leaders for this promising industry.