How to Use Google Meet Video Conferencing App

Google Meet is a video conferencing service developed by the search engine giant Google. Google Meet is the combination and replacement of two Google products i.e, Google Hangouts and Google Chat.  Google Meet is available both for mobile (android and iOS) users and desktop users.

When the service of Google Meet was unveiled as video conferencing app there was a limitation of maximum 30 participants. For G Suit Basic users, number of participants per call was increased up to 100 members. For G Suit Business users, number of participants per call was increased up to 150 members and for G Suit Enterprise users, number of participants per call was increased up to 250 members.

In response to COVID-19 crisis, Google starts offering advanced features of Google Meet that previously required an enterprise account to anyone using G Suite. More than 100 million users accessing Google Meet in a day and it is growing exponentially since it is a Google product. The use of Google Meet is one and only competitor of another video conferencing app Zoom.

G Suite account was required to initiate and host Google Meet video conference initially. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with increased demand for video conferencing, Google rolled out free access to Google Meet for holders of consumer accounts.

To initiate and use of Google Meet video conference service, users must have a Google account. Anyone with a Google account is able to start video conference through Google Meet within Gmail. Currently, Google Meet is free for everyone with 100 participants due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to use Google Meet on mobile phone

Step 1. To start Google Meet users must have Google account. If you do not have a Google account then create today and start experiencing Google Meet video conferencing app. Gmail users can access Google Meet directly within Gmail.

Step 2. Open Pay Store on android mobile or App Store on iOS mobile and type Google Meet in the search box which search for apps & games and located top of the play store screen.

After that, you will able to see the Google Meet with its icon on the top of the search results. Now tab on it and then you need to tab on the Install button to install Google Meet in your mobile phone. After installation, tab on Open button and then tab on Continue button.


Step 3. Now tab on Allow button to allow Meet to direct access to the microphone to record audio? Again tab on Allow button to allow Meet to direct access to camera for image or video capture? Now the Google Meet is ready to use.

How to start new meeting on Google Meet

Step 4. Once google meet is ready, you can host or start new meeting or join meeting. To start or host new meeting, just tab on the + New Meeting button. Now the meeting link is created and and it looks like  meet.google.com/gei-mpfh-kju  where  gei-mpfh-kju  is the meeting code.

Now you will need to share the meeting link to the participants so that they can join the meeting at the scheduled time. Each time a new link has been created whenever you tab on the + New Meeting. If the link is used regularly it remains valid for indefinitely otherwise the link is deleted after 90 days.


How to join meeting on Google Meet

Step 5. Once google meet is ready to use, you can easily host or start new meeting or join meeting. Now to join a scheduled meeting, you just need to tab on the Meeting Code button and then enter the meeting code for example   gei-mpfh-kju  and then tab on the Join Meeting.
How to switch camera on Google Meet

During the Google Meet video conference, if you wish to switch camera from front to rear or vice-versa then simply tab on the 3 dots . . . located top right corner on the screen and then tab on Switch camera

How to present screen on Google Meet
 
During the Google Meet video conference, if you wish to present or share your screen then simply tab on the 3 dots . . . located top right corner on the screen and then tab on Present screen.

 
How to use Google Meet on desktop

To use Google Meet video conferencing service on desktop, you just need to open meet.google.com on any browser. I recommend you to use Google Chrome for better performance. You can also switch to Google Meet from within Gmail also.

After that, to start or host meeting just click on New Meeting. Once you click on new meeting, a prompt screen appears with three options namely Get a meeting link to share, Start an instant meeting and Schedule in Google Calendar

How to join meeting on desktop

To join meeting on Google Meet on desktop, you just need to open meet.google.com on google chrome on your desktop. After that you need click on Enter a code or link button and enter the meeting code or the meeting link and then click Join button.

After that you just need to click on Allow button so that Google Meet can use your camera and microphone. After that click on Ask to Join. Once the host will admit you, then you could join in the meeting.

How to create meeting link

Now to create a meeting link simply click in Get a meeting link to share and the meeting link will be created with a pop-up screen. Now you just need to copy the link and share with the participants so that they can join in the meeting through this link. Remember, you must need write down the link so that whenever you want to start meeting you just need to enter this link in the Meeting Code and then you just need to click on Allow button so that Google Meet can use your camera and microphone. After that click on Join Meeting. If you forget the meeting link, you can't be able to join in the meeting.
Once you have joined in the meeting and when the other participants Ask to Join in the meeting, you just need to click on Admit button so that they can join in the meeting. You will also have the right to deny their participants through Deny Entry button.


How to start/host instant meeting

To start an instant meeting simply click on the New Meeting button and then click on the Start an instant meeting on the pop-up screen. After that you just need to click on Allow button so that Google Meet can use your camera and microphone. After that click on Join now.

After that copy the link and share with the participants. You can also invite participants by clicking on Add People button. Now enter the participants name and email id, if the participants are in your google contact list then in the search results you will see their names and then select them. If the participants is not in your google contact list, simple enter their email and click Add participants. And finally click on Send email button.

Once the participants click on Ask to Join on their system then you just need to click on Admit button so that they join in the meeting. You will also have the right to deny their participants through Deny Entry button.

How to schedule meeting in Google Calendar

To schedule meeting in Google calendar, click on the New Meeting button and then click on the Schedule in the Google Calendar on the pop-up screen. After that click on Got it button if you are using google calendar for the first time. After that add title of the meeting and then select the desired date and time. You can also add location of the meeting, add description of the meeting, change the notification time and finally click on Save button. When the meeting time arrives, simply click Join with Google Meet on the Google Calendar.

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