To host or join a virtual meeting on the Google Meet app, you must know how to use it. Read through this article while I teach you how to make the best out of this amazing video conferencing app.
Earlier I wrote about Google Meet video conferencing software giving details on some of the available features. I also gave more information about the available packages and pricing. If you have not read the article, quickly do so you will learn more about this app.
In this particular article, we will be looking at how to use the Google Meet app. The app is supported on both mobile and desktop devices so I will give you a simple tutorial that will cover all the devices.
How To Use Google Meet App
There are two sides to every Google Meet conference. Either you are joining someone else’s meeting or you are hosting your own meeting which you expect others to join. No matter which side you are on, you will need a Google account to do it.
Set up your account
The very first step is to set up your account. Set up a Google Meet account. To use Google Meet, you need to have a Google account. If you have a Gmail account, you are good to go. All you have to do is simply log into your Gmail and stay logged in.
If you don’t have one already, you can create one for free. Once you have a Google account, you can access Google Meet from your web browser by typing in the URL meet.google.com or by downloading the Google Meet app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
How to schedule or join a meeting
To schedule a meeting means you will be hosting the meeting. Visit meet.google.com and click on the “New Meeting” button to start scheduling your meeting in your web browser. In your mobile app, click on “New” to start scheduling the meeting. You should also note that after scheduling a meeting, you will receive a link that you will have to share with the people you want to have the meeting with.
To join a meeting, simply click on the invite link and open it with your web browser or open it with your Google Meet app. Alternatively, you can go to meet.google.com and enter your invite link to join the meeting. You should also know that the meeting must be live for you to be able to join.
Customize your settings
Before joining a meeting, you can customize your settings by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. Here you can adjust your camera and microphone settings, choose your preferred layout for the meeting, and enable closed captions or live translations if necessary.
Most people do not know this particular option exists on this platform. It actually does so next time you are joining a meeting on Google Meet, take your time to customize things the way you want before going live.
Manage the meeting
Knowing how to manage your meeting is a key factor in hosting virtual conferences. You don’t want users to be breaking your rules during your virtual meetings that is why you must know how to manage your meetings.
If you are the meeting host, you can manage the meeting by clicking on the “More options” button in the bottom right corner of the screen. Here you can mute participants, remove them from the meeting, or end the meeting altogether.
Record the meeting
A recording is very important in hosting a video conference. It helps you to share your recorded conference instead of hosting another meeting to teach the same thing over and over again.
If you want to record the meeting, you can do so by clicking on the “Record” button in the bottom right corner of the screen. Once the meeting is over, the recording will be saved to your Google Drive account.
End the meeting
Ending a meeting shouldn’t be that difficult right? Most people just close the meeting browser tab and the meeting has ended. That is not the right way to do it. Most of the time, if you do this, you will have your meeting still running in the background.
To end the meeting, simply click on the “End meeting” button in the bottom right corner of the screen. You can also leave the meeting at any time by clicking on the “Leave call” button.
Google Meet has been ranked as one of the Top 10 best video conferencing software in the USA. This makes it worth looking at. This platform is a user-friendly video conferencing app that makes it easy to connect with others remotely.
By using this platform you have full control over your meetings whether you are the host or just a participant.