In response to the spread of COVID-19, to help employees, educators, and students stay connected and productive, Google has announced that access to Meet premium features will be temporarily made available to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers at no cost until September 30, 2020. Previously these premium features were made available through July 1, 2020.
This means you’ll be able to host up to 250 people on a Google Meet call, get live-streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within UAlberta G Suite, plus you can record meetings and save them to Google Drive.
New features of Google Meet
- Integrated into Gmail, which means you can start and join meetings right from your inbox
- Present high quality videos
- View up to 16 screens at once in a grid style view
Learn how to use Google Meet premium features
- Host meetings for up to 250 participants per call
- This extends the current limit from 100 to 250, supporting users joining from any mixture of video and dial-in options.
- Anyone inside or outside of UAlberta G Suite organization can join by selecting the link or entering the meeting ID. Uninvited guests outside of your organization must be approved by a meeting participant in your organization, including users who aren’t signed into a G Suite account.
- Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
- Streamed meetings have a URL that can be sent to others so they can watch the meeting.
- Only guests within the UAlberta G Suite organization can view a live stream. Guests in other organizations or personal Google accounts cannot view the live stream.
- Record meetings to Google Drive
- Recordings are saved in the meeting owner’s Google Drive.
- Recording is only available with a supported web browser.
- Live captions during Meet recordings are not recorded.
Google Meet Guide
For more information on how to get the most out of Google Meet's features refer to our guide document.
IMPORTANT: Dial-in numbers use US area codes, and long distance charges may apply. If you do not have a US long distance plan, request that the organizer add you to the video meeting by phone or have Meet call your phone. If you have a poor Internet connection or are experiencing quality issues, you can adjust the video and audio settings to improve the experience.
Keep an eye on IST’s G Suite news to learn the latest tips, tricks, and updates for UAlberta G Suite. Additional information about how to use Google Meet can be found at the Google Meet Learning Center, and be sure to check out these 6 tips for better video calls.