Google Meet has received a small but helpful update. The new update makes it easier for users to start and join a Google Meet call. There are new options to choose from when using Google Meet.
The ‘New meeting’ button will now show three options for creating a new meeting. Clicking the dark green “New meeting” button on the left-hand side of meet.google.com will present three options:
- Create a meeting for later: Generate joining information for a new meeting. You can save this information to use later.
- Start an instant meeting: Join a meeting in one click, without first going to the Meet greenroom. Once in the meeting, you can add others or copy the joining information to share. Also, if you select this option then your camera and microphone will be automatically turned on. You can only turn them off after joining the meeting.
- Schedule in Google Calendar: Go to Calendar in a new tab to create an event with Meet conferencing details automatically populated.
At present, creating a Google Meet call requires a nickname that you can create or Google does for you. A link for the call is then generated that can be shared with others. This option is still available too in addition to the three new ones.
Google has started rolling out the new Google Meet update, and it should be available to all users within 15 days. It’s available to all Google Workspace, Business, Education and Enterprise users, and personal Google users as well. Google Workspace Essentials users will, however, not have access to the schedule option.
These changes are already available on the Google Meet experience available to free users. They are now expanding to Google Workspace customers that currently just have a single “Join or start a meeting” button. In this new design, the schedule of upcoming appointments will still be available on the right side of the screen.