Using free google Meet
After you set up Google Meet and start using it, it will look like this...

It’s no longer news that video conferencing has been one of the top go-to tools for individuals and, especially, businesses during the Corona Virus.  Therefore, in this article you will learn how to set up Google Meet video conferencing.

While Google Meet chat could be seen as Google’s response to Zoom, the internet behemoth, with Hangouts and Duo, is not new to video chatting, even if the previous duo were more casual. However, Meet is is more robust and scalable because it allows up to 100 participants per session.

It has also moved to avoid the security breaches, often embarrassing, that users of Zoom have experienced by putting in place an end-to-end encryption of calls and other default privacy protections.

How to set up and use Google Meet

It has to be noted that I am writing about the free version and assuming you already have a Gmail account.

To sign up for the free version of Google Meet, go to the Google Meet page. Enter your name, email, country and primary use for Google Meet – personal, business, education or government. Agree to Google’s terms of service, and Submit.

  1. From meet.google.com (on the web) or the iOS and Android apps…
  2. Click Start New Meeting, or enter your meeting code (if an invited participant)
  3. Choose the Google account you would like to use
  4. Click Join meeting and, voila, you’re chatting. You can also add others to your video meeting.
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35 COMMENTS

  1. This is really helpful! Especially during the pandemic with so many of us working from home. I’ve had many online meetings in the past 6 months but I haven’t tried Google Meets yet. Thanks for the great tips, I’ll have to try this one.

  2. I have never heard of Google Meet for some reason. I feel like I have been living under a rock this whole time. This is a very helpful article, I always wondered who were the competitors for Zoom right now. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lol. trust Google to wat to cash in when they saw how well Zoom was doing. I’m even surprised Facebook, the chief copy-cat, hasn’t rolled out its own version.

  3. this is really cool & absolutely useful for now almost all on virtual world wherever possible due to the health pandemic, most of us work from home. I have learnt the Gmeet set up, thanks for sharing. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  4. I did use Google meeting when I took my Master degree few years back for a group projects, and now I mainly use Teams or Webex for work, all of them very easy to use and no complaints. – Knycx Journeying

  5. I know of Google Meet but for some reason I have never used it. You have listed 4 steps which seem easy to set up. Might give it a go. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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