Did you know that you can actually use your phone as a sort of Mic when you are having meetings through Google Meet?
With the ongoing pandemic getting even more serious, the increase of online meetings as opposed to physical meetings has become much more noticeable.
The video conferencing platform has been climbing to the top as one of the more popular videos conferencing platforms available today.
The current situation
The whole work-from-home trend that’s going on right now to keep workers safe from being exposed to a larger population and therefore endangering them seems to slowly become the new norm.
There have even been a lot of offices that have decided to shut down and let their employees continue to work from home.
Aside from this video conferencing platform, another really popular app is Zoom but due to the recent problems regarding its security features, a significant amount of people have started to switch to Google Meet.
Google Meet advantages
A great thing about this video conferencing platform is that it already has a certain feature that actually lets users use their own smartphones as microphones which is very efficient.
This is done by having the Google Meet call a particular user’s phone. The video conferencing platform, at the same time, can also dial into a particular meeting from a certain user’s device.
If a certain user isn’t in the meeting, their own computer will then join a meeting when they connect their phones.
Google also says that if there are over five people within the meeting, you’ll join automatically muted.
If your own computer is already muted before connecting to the meeting, you’ll then join automatically muted as well.
However, the big catch is that this feature is actually only available for users with phone numbers from Canada or the US.
Here’s how to use Google Meet with your phone as a mic:
If you are already in the meeting, all you have to do is click More then go over and select the option Use a phone for Audio.
If you are using the official meet.google.com, all you have to do is select the meeting, then select Join, then select the same option Use a phone for Audio.
If you aren’t in a meeting or using the official meet.google.com, you’ll have to first click Call me then enter in your phone number.
After this, you should click Call me again, then when prompted, just press 1 on your mobile phone.
The growing competition for Google Meet
One thing that Google Meet needs to watch out for is Zoom’s plan to expand past the current use of mobile phones and computers.
Zoom even plans to be able to work through other smart devices which could be a huge plus point for the video conferencing company.
This new feature might even be able to shape up the entire world of video conferencing!