Hey Google, Tell Me About Hangouts Meet

Hey Google, Tell Me About Hangouts Meet
December 11, 2018

Hangouts Meet lets you connect with friends, family, and coworkers through hassle-free video conferencing.

Stay in touch over the holidays using Google Hangouts Meet! Hangouts Meet lets you easily connect with friends, family, and coworkers through hassle-free video conferencing. With your UAlberta G Suite account, you can host a Hangouts Meet for up to 50 people at a time, with no time limit. Perfect for working remotely or hosting a virtual family reunion!

Information Services and Technology (IST) takes a look at this popular tool to share tips to help you get the most out of Hangouts Meet. We’re only just scratching the surface. If you’d like to take your Google knowledge to the next level, see which Google courses are right for you through the Technology Training Centre.

Start connecting with a video meeting

To start a meeting from your mobile device:

  1. Open the Hangouts Meet app on your phone
  2. Tap Add (the plus sign in a circle).
  3. Select Share and select an app to send the meeting details to your guests.

To start a meeting from your browser:

  1. Go to https://meet.google.com in your browser.
  2. Select Start a new meeting > Start meeting.
  3. Click Copy joining info.
  4. Paste the meeting details into an email or other app and send it to someone.

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Not in the office? Join video meetings on the go

Join video meetings using any device, anywhere, with the Hangouts Meet app. Participants can join meetings effortlessly with a quick click from a calendar event, an email, or an ad-hoc share.

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Add guests anytime to the in-progress video meeting

You can invite more guests and remove existing guests during a video meeting. To invite people outside of your organization who haven’t already been added to a Calendar event, someone from your organization must first give them access to the meeting.

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Share your screen or present remotely over a video meeting

Hangouts Meet is key to collaboration. With Hangouts Meet, you can screen share or present slides with meeting participants.

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Schedule a video meeting in Calendar

It’s easy to schedule a Meet video meeting in Google Calendar — just create an event and add your guests to it. A video meeting can be added to a Calendar event by clicking on Add conferencing. After you save the event, a meeting link and dial-in number are added to the event.

Note: dial-in numbers currently use US area codes, and long distance charges may apply.

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Information Services & Technology’s (IST) Between U and G series was developed to help you work effectively within G Suite for school or work. Learn more tips and tricks with Google's virtual coach — the G Suite Training Chrome extension. With this extension, users will be guided through tasks visually from start to finish — all without leaving the application.