Google Meetis Google’s new video conferencing application to replace Hangouts in the professional arena.
Another application to make video calls? Yes, that’s Google Meet, a new application that has appeared overnight and that would come to occupy the position of Hangouts within the set of G Suite apps.
G Suite is a pack of tools that Google offers to the business environment to work anywhere and they are the same tools that we all know: Drive, the entire office suite, as well as specific management and security tools. In section communication we find Hangouts as an application to make calls and videoconferences, but Meet is its substitute.
Google Meet to replace Hangouts in the professional arena
Hangouts fulfills its role very well when it comes to conferences, just like Skype, but it seems that Google wants to have a dedicated app for the professional world and that on Google Meet.
Google Meet is already accessible from its official website meet.google.com and what we find when entering is practically an interface traced to Hangouts, but instead of showing our list of contacts or tools to start a new conference, what we have is a section to enter a meeting code.
These codes are the unique passwords that will be created with each conference, so that participants will only be able to enter those meetings with prior knowledge. In addition, the next ones will also appear scheduled meetings, integrating with Google Calendar.
Application for mobile devices and web version
Of course, Google Meet allow group video conferences and, as reported by TechCrunch, the limit of participants is extended to 30 people simultaneously (Hangouts has a limit of 10). Of course, Google Meet also lands on mobile, iOS and Android devices. It is the application in the App Store that gives us the most clues.
We will be able to see all the details about the participants, scheduled meetings and will have integration with GMail and Calendar, two main pillars of Google.
Meet has appeared without making much noise and not even Google has announced its availability, but it is an interesting move to offer a tool to facilitate communications from the professional public. Let’s remember that just a few weeks ago Amazon featured Chime, another very similar solution to dethrone Skype.