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