Instead, you'll get full-screen video with up to 25 participants for G Suite Basic and Business plans and 30 participants for G Suite Enterprise customers. If you have a paid G Suite account, you can start using the new Google Hangouts Meet app for your team calls today. Invite any participants, schedule it for the time you want, and then tap the Now, when it's time for your call, go to meet.in Google Chrome—that's the only supported browser right now.
You can't start a call directly from Meet yet—but you can schedule a video call in Google Calendar, and join it from Meet. You'll see a list of your upcoming meetings as in the top screenshot on this article.
Unlike Google Hangouts' often dark interface, Meet puts its tools in a bright white toolbar.
Here's how to start using Google's new Hangouts Meet video calls today—and which of Google's The best thing to come out of Google's social network experiment was Hangouts.
It's a solid, free video chat app that's built into Gmail and Google Calendar, making it the simplest way to jump on a call with colleagues.
Its window selector reminds us of Zoom—and it's actually part of the webpage, even though it looks like a separate window.
Google Meet worked well in our tests—much the same as traditional Hangouts.
Or you can switch to the traditional Hangouts interface if you'd like—just tap the menu button on the right, and select to switch apps without quitting the call. Meet's a simplified version of traditional Hangouts video chat, still one of the best ways to jump on a call with your team.
It's Chrome-only for now—but you can still use Hangouts' mobile apps to join Meet calls.
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Today, a similar service, Video Chat Rounds, announced some awesome new updates that most certainly will stir up the competition.
Much like Hangouts, the video of the person who's currently talking will be shown in the main part of your window.
If you want to share your screen, Meet will let you share your full desktop or choose one app to share.
Its only problem is is the same: It drains your battery and kicks in your laptop's fans on longer calls.