Public health concerns have shifted the attention of Google’s G Suite developer team somewhat away from development of new features. Still, there is some news to be shared with regard to the platform’s updates, including major news about Meet (previously called Hangouts Meet). Read on to learn more about these changes.
Free Meet premium features
As part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis, Google previously announced that it would make Meet premium features available at no additional cost to all G Suite customers. The company has now announced that this offer has been extended, and premium features will remain free until September 30th, 2020.
Feel free to contact us to ensure that you take advantage of this offer.
Now, you can start and join virtual meetings directly from your Gmail inbox! When you start a meeting, a window will pop up with a unique Google Meet URL. Simply input the meeting code provided by the organizer, or create a meeting code yourself to begin an ad hoc meeting. You can then invite more people to join your meeting as needed.
This feature is currently available for Gmail on web (the mobile feature is in the works) and is on by default, so no action is required to enable it. Questions? We’re here to help, so feel free to contact us.