We all know that Google Meet, at present, requires us to generate a link to start a meeting.
Although, this is convenient for group meetings but it is an extra step for one-on-one conversations.
To address this issue and reduce the friction to start a meeting, Google Meet will soon add a direct calling feature for 1:1 calls within the Gmail App.
This feature will help you instantly start calls by tapping the call icon without requiring you to send an invite link.
Pressing this call button will ring the recipient’s Gmail app, it will send a call chip to Gmail on the web.
The recipient can then choose to attend the call from the device of their choice.
“Our intention is to bring Meet calling to all the natural endpoints in Workspace where you’d initiate an ad-hoc call including chats, people cards, and Spaces, but this will come first to one-to-one chats within the Gmail mobile app,” says Sanaz Ahari, Senior Director of Product Management at Google.
Another feature which is coming to Google Meet is Companion mode.
It will be rolling out in November. The feature lets the users use their device as a second screen for a video call.
The users can also use the second screen for screen sharing, chatting with others, participating in activities, and hand-raising.
Moreover, Google is also working to translate meetings from English to French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.
It hopes to support more languages in the future.
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