Google Meet receives an update that provides more Calendar options. Users can soon set up calls for schedule or later conferences through the Calendar app.
The popular service is one of the essential things during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. Google Meet allows people to conduct virtual meetings and casual online to get together.
The app is currently very useful since most people are conducting remote working activities.
Meet, together with Zoom and other video chat services, are now becoming the new normal for most companies and organizations.
Although Zoom is considered more popular, Google Meet is still considered a viable replacement for the service.
Google confirmed that it will soon provide several choices when setting up a meeting.
All these upcoming options will make it easier to set up spaces and corral users to chat.
How Google Meeting’s Instant Meetings option work
Instant Meetings bypass the Meet waiting room and place everyone into the conference without a wait.
However, it is important to remember that the camera and mic will turn on automatically once you enter the meeting.
This means that you need to prepare before you join the VC. Always make sure that there are no awkward sounds in the background and you’re wearing proper attire before entering the virtual room.
On the other hand, the app will soon allow users to set up a meeting for later. This option enables them to save invitee information and send out an invite for the same group at a different time.
The upcoming Scheduling Google Calendar meetings will work as its name states. As of the moment, the new options are not available across all video-conferencing platforms.
Setting up meetings in Microsoft Teams and Zoom takes time unless you’re scheduling a one-on-one VC.
The additional options clearly give Google Meeting many advantages against other video platforms.
The updates are still rolling out to users. These include those of G Suite, Vanilla Google Account, and Google Workspace.
But, you must take note that Workspace Essentials users will not be able to create meetings through Google Calendar.
Meet now supports custom video call backgrounds
Last month, Google announced that Meet will roll out custom backgrounds. As of the moment, Google Meet users can change their backgrounds in VCs.
However, it is only available for the app’s mobile version. Google also confirmed that it will continue to release new features.
Why? Because most people are still relying on virtual meetings as their medium during the ongoing global pandemic.
Previously, Google Meet released background blurring, real-time captioning, a tile view, and low-light mood. On the other hand, the new tile view can support up to 49 participants at once.
The new feature allows more people to join a virtual meeting without compromising their displays during a VC.
The company is still improving its service since many companies and organizations now prefer a work-from-home basis.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Meet supports around 235 million conferences every day. It also supports 7.5 billion video calls each day.