Google Meet homepage presenting Workspace clients more alternatives while making meetings
- Guest Posts
- January 9, 2021
Google is promoting a “more tailored experience” on a revised Meet homepage for Workspace clients that gives three exact alternatives to making a new meeting.
Clicking the dark green “New meeting” button on the left-hand side of meet.google.com will introduce three alternatives:
Make a meeting for later: Generate joining data for a new meeting. You can save this data to use later.
Start an instant meeting: Join a meeting in a single click, without first going to the Meet greenroom. Once in the meeting, you can add others or copy the joining data to share.
Schedule in Google Calendar: Go to Calendar in a new tab to make an event with Meet conferencing details automatically populated.
The most notable addition is “instant meeting” where clients don’t have to determine a meeting name. Google cautions that “your camera and microphone will be on automatically.” Meanwhile, the other two alternatives are useful for close term meetings and those further away. A field to enter a current meeting code or nickname shows up-right close to the button.
These progressions are now accessible on the Google Meet experience accessible to free clients. They are presently growing to Google Workspace clients that as of now have a single “Join or start a meeting” button. In this new plan, the schedule of forthcoming appointments will at present be accessible on the correct side of the screen.
The new Google Meet homepage will be turning out throughout the next few weeks to Workspace clients, however those on the Essentials level won’t see the Calendar Schedule option:
Google Workspace Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits client.