How to Use Google Meet | Complete Guide

There are tonnes of video calling and chatting apps which claims to provide a hassle-free experience to the users. But only a few meet up that expectation. That is why we need an application that performs exactly as it promises – Google Hangouts meet. The app for all types of video calling and texting purpose. Now you can easily host video call/conference, virtual training classes, and many such activities.

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Google Hangout Meet Pre-Eminent Features

1. Starting a video call

Starting a video call using Google Hangouts Meet has become super easy. Some of the additional perks of using Google Meet are mentioned below.

  • Scheduling a video call in a calendar

Now you can easily create a Meet video call event in your Google calendar.

  • Simply click on “add event” on your Google calendar
  • Select Guests tab.
  • Then select the guests from the contact list
  • Press the Save button.
  • Click on the Send button to notify all the invited guests.

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2. Joining video meeting

Using Meet you can easily add any video meeting using various ways like through calendar event, using URL, specific meeting code etc.

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  • Using Calendar Event

  • To join a video meeting open the calendar and select the meeting you want to attend.
  • Select Join Hangouts Meet
  • Click on Join Meeting
  • Using URL

  • Open the meeting link sent to you on email or in the chat box.
  • The on-screen prompts will guide you for the meeting.
  • Using Meeting Code

  • Swipe “up” in the Meets app.
  • Click on “Use Meeting Code”.
  • Supply the necessary meeting code and then click on Join.
  • Using a third party application

  • Click on the Calendar Event/Meeting Invite.
  • Next, Click on More Joining Options.
  • Click on Third Party Systems.
  • The on-screen prompts will guide you to your meeting.

3. Video Meeting Collaboration

  • Adding new participants

Using Google Hangouts Meet you can easily add or remove participants during a video session.

  • Click on the meeting name present at the bottom left corner.
  • Select Copy Joining info.
  • Attach the details of the meeting to an e-mail or any other application; send the mail to the desired participant.

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  • Removing Participant

  • Hover over the concerned person’s name and click on the drop-down arrow.
  • Select removes the option from the list to remove the participant from the video meeting.
  • Chatting

  • Open Google Hangouts Meet and select your desired video meeting and join.
  • Click on Chat, present at the upper right corner.
  • Enter your desired text and send.
  • Screen Presentation

Using Google Meet you can easily share your presentation or any file

  • Open Meet and join your desired meeting.
  • Select Present Now and then select either Your Entire Screen or A Window
  • Select the Share option.
  • At the end of sharing click on Stop Sharing.
  • Recording a video

With Google Meet you can now record your presentation and save in your Google Drive.

  • Open Google Meet and then select the meeting you want to join.
  • Click on More Options which is represented by three Vertical dots.
  • Select Start Recording and then click on the Start option.
  • Click on More options and then select Stop Recording to stop the recording process. (Note: The recording automatically stops at the end of the meeting).
  • After that, the recording file gets saved in Google Drive.

4. Personalizing (Adjusting Settings)

  • Adjusting Camera, Speakers, and Microphone

  • Open Google Meet desktop app and then click on More Options and then select Settings from the list.
  • Select General.
  • Select the desired setting you want to change from Video, Microphone or Speakers category.
  • Click on Done.


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