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Google Meet

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Developer
Google LLC
Version
Varies with device
Downloads
533.6M
Category
Business
Android OS
Varies with device
Price
Free

Google Meet is a video conferencing site that allows you to connect with friends and loved ones. We might be past the days of the COVID-19 lockdown, but one thing that came across clearly was the need for connection. Thanks to video conferencing sites and apps, you can connect with those you care about no matter how far apart.

The application from Google works for both personal and business meetings. So, you can spend time with friends or sit through a meeting from your laptop or mobile device.

Google Meet was launched in 2016 as a website and now has apps for different mobile devices. Easily download the Google Meet app and get connected in a few simple taps.

How Does Google Meet Work?

Google Meet is an Android application, but it runs on iOS devices. You can download it from the App Store. Once installed, you can start a meeting by tapping “New Meeting” on the screen. Next, tap “Start an instant meeting” in the new window that pops up.

To join a meeting, tap on the search bar inside the app and enter the Meet Code. The meeting you want to join will also have a code or nickname; enter that and tap Join Meeting.

The process is simple on Android devices. Just open the Meet app and tap New Meeting. Next, you can either share an invite to the meeting or get a meeting link and share that.

Features

  • Make spontaneous or scheduled video calls
  • Make video calls to groups or one-on-one
  • Live sharing function lets you watch YouTube, listen to music or play games with friends
  • Works on multiple devices for easy access
  • Meet integrates with other Google apps
  • Send video messages and receive replies later
  • 1 hour of uninterrupted use with the free plan
  • 24 hours of uninterrupted use with paid plans

Google Meet is free for individual use. There are paid plans which are best for organisations. It starts with the Starter plan, then the Standard plan, and the Plus plan. There’s an Enterprise plan, but the cost depends on the organisation’s needs.

You can use Google Meet on your desktop or download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Click on the link below to download the Google Meet App.

Compatibility

Google Meet is compatible with most mobile devices, including Android and iOS devices. If you’re using an Android TV, you will need one that runs on the latest version of Android.

Mobile devices need to run on current versions of Android or iOS because the developer may not support older versions.

Alternatives

 If you have a personal Google account, Meet lets you have a maximum of 100 people in a meeting. You might want a video conferencing solution that allows you to host larger meetings, or you only want to explore. Whatever your reasons, there are many alternatives to Meet.

Some alternatives include:

Zoom

Zoom provides complex functions for video conferencing and is a better option for large organisations. With over 1500 integrations, compared with Google Meet’s 200, it gives users increased flexibility. Zoom has a free plan that gives users 60 minutes of meeting time. The paid plans cost more than Meet’s paid plans. Plus, Google Meet is more user-friendly than Zoom.

Microsoft Teams

The choice between Google Meet and Microsoft Teams will depend largely on your needs. Microsoft Teams is a platform that promotes full collaboration between teams and works best for businesses. Unlike Google Meet, the mobile app can be sluggish and difficult to use. In terms of flexibility and integration with other tools, Google Meet is the preferred option.

Slack

Slack is another video conferencing platform that is available on desktop, Android and iOS. It provides almost the same functionality as Google Meet with seamless navigation. Slack costs a bit more than Google Meet but businesses that use Slack get value for money.

Conclusion

All in all, Google Meet is a great platform that delivers video conferencing solutions to users. It is ideal for individual and business use with affordable pricing plans.

Pro

👍 Free to use if you have a Google account.

👍 Affordable pricing plans.

👍 Can Livestream from Google Meet to YouTube.

👍 Over 200 integrations.

Con

👎 Screen sharing option has limitations.

👎 No waiting room feature.

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4.1
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