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Tried Google Meet yet? Here’s how to start, join, schedule video conference

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There are multiple ways to use Google Meet for video conferences. Here is a look at how you can use Google Meet to connect with colleagues, friends and family

As people are increasingly depending on video-conferencing tools to connect with colleagues while working from home these days, global internet giant Google’s service, Google Meet, could be an easy-to-use alternative to Zoom video meeting service. Earlier restricted to GSuite and educators, the Google Meet service has now being made available to anyone with a Gmail account. However, it is reaching people in batches, and not everyone would have it enabled in their Gmail account.With many countries imposing lockdowns and other restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus since March, many professionals have had to work from home and connect with their team members using video-conference services like Zoom.

Like the Zoom client, the Google Meet is a free-to-use video-conferencing service for up to 100 participants. However, unlike in case of Zoom, where free service can be availed of for only up to 40 minutes, Google Meet has no such time limit.

There are multiple ways to use Google Meet for video conferences. Here is how to use Google Meet to connect with colleagues, friends and family:

Getting started

Unlike most other video conferencing services, Google Meet is not a standalone tool but an integrated service that is now part of Gmail. Therefore, you need to have a Gmail account to use Google Meet. The service is visible on the left column on Gmail interface, right above the hangouts contact list and below the mail folders. If the Google Meet is not there, it will automatically appear in days to come. You do not need to do anything to enable Google Meet on your Gmail account. Meanwhile, you can visit meet.google.com to access Google Meet services. It is important to note that Google Meet requires Gmail account to start a meeting or join a meeting.

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