What is Hangouts Meet?

Meet is a video meeting option built from the ground up for businesses and schools, allowing teams and groups to quickly communicate using any device from anywhere. In fact, you can share the same link with all meeting participants, making it easier to get everyone you need on the call even those outside the organization.

Meet is fully integrated with G Suite, you can start a video meeting on your computer, and continue the conversation on your mobile phone or tablet. With native, full-screen presenting makes it easy to showcase your team’s projects. Every Meet video meeting is also assigned a dial-in number so anyone with a phone can join. IMPORTANT, dial-in numbers currently use US area codes and long distance charges will apply.

How do I get started?

Meet will be available over the coming weeks. To get started:

  1. Go to https://meet.google.com or add a Meet video conference to a scheduled calendar event. If Meet has been enabled on your account you will see a ‘Start a new meeting’ button.
  2. Install the mobile apps and select a meeting or start a new one.

Note: Hangouts Meet is currently only supported on Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Where can I get more information?

Visit the Meet Learning Center and Help Center.
Learn more about G Suite updates at the University of Alberta by visiting https://ist.ualberta.ca/services/email-apps.
If you have any issues, please contact IST at ist@ualberta.ca or 780-492-9400.

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