Google Meet is one of the popular video conferencing platforms. Like all Google apps, Google Meet comes with many features and enhanced privacy upgrades. Google Meet is available on all major platforms including Android and iOS.
Here's how to get Google Meet for your PC and laptops
How To Download Google Meet On PC Google Meet is integrated into Google services - just like Gmail, Hangouts, and so on.
If you need to access Google Meet from your PC or laptop, you don't need to download it. Instead, you can simply access it on Google Chrome or via meet.google.com. Further, Google has integrated Meet with Gmail and Google Calendar, allowing you to simply access it from there.
How To Use Google Meet On PC, Laptop If you're still wondering how to access and use Google Meet on your PC or laptop, here are some simple steps:
Step 1: Open Chrome or any other browser from your laptop or PC. Open Gmail and login with your Google account.
Step 2: Next, you can open Google Meet on the bottom-left corner. You can start a meeting here and invite your friends and colleagues, to join.
Step 3: Suppose, you need to join a meeting already scheduled on Google Meet, follow the same steps. Just ensure you have the joining link on your Gmail and click on it. The window will open to the Google Meet.
How To Access Google Meet For Online Classes On PC, Laptops Suppose you're a student and wish to attend the online class via Google Meet
Here are some steps specifically for you.
Step 2: Next, you can access the link given by your teacher and begin attending the class from your PC or laptop. Google Meet For PC, Laptop As we continue working from home, PCs and laptops have become our remote workstations. Video conferencing continues to be the new norm and platforms like Google Meet are popular for their features and enhanced privacy. Now having access to Google Meet on your PC, you can continue using it henceforth.
Access Google Meet grid view
Google Hangouts Meet is an excellent video conferencing tool for bringing more people closer... what if there are a lot of people in the room?
Normally, you can only see up to four individuals at a time in a Google Meet video conference. This is done by selecting "Change Layout" from the three dots in the lower right corner, then "Tiled" from the drop-down menu. What if you want to go to the Meet and visit everyone?
Fortunately, there is a free Chrome addon called "Google Meet Grid View" and allows you to view everyone else in the conference, regardless of how large it is.
Follow these steps to install the "Google Meet Grid View" extension:
- Go to the "Google Meet Grid View" extension's website in the Chrome Web Store.
- To install the extension, click the "Add to Chrome" button.
- Give it the go-ahead to install.
Using Grid View
Now that you've installed the Grid View extension, you'll notice a new button in the top bottom right of the Meet window whenever you're in there (next to the "People" and "Chat" button).
Toggle Grid View on or off by clicking this box. When you turn it on, you'll be able to see all of the attendees in the meeting.
In the drop-down menu just under the button, you can alter a few options.
"Only show participants with video" - If you tick your box, Grid View will hide anybody that has switched off their webcam and just doesn't have one at all.
"Highlight speakers" - If you select this box, a yellow box will display around the speaker in the grid whenever they talk. It will be harder to see who is speaking as a result of something like this.
"Include yourself as in grid" - If you wish to see yourself, you can mark or uncheck this box.
Keep in mind that somehow this extension only influences you; that has no bearing on the other folks in the meeting. Each person will be responsible for their own worldview. Those in the meeting may need to install the extension once before, and then they will be able to turn the Grid View on or off for themselves.
Grid View for Mobile Devices
Grid View cannot be installed on a smartphone since Chrome extensions do not function on mobile devices, as noted previously. Nevertheless, as the presenter, there is one strategy you can do to enable other users to watch the grid, even if they are using a phone or tablet. You might select grid view on your own device and then share your screen with the other users.
- In the lower right corner, click the "Present Now" button.
- From the pop-up menu, click "Window."
- Select the windows in which your Google Meet screen be visible.
- Finally, tap "Share" first from the drop-down menu.
The other participants will now see your split-screen, which is set to grid view, and will see the grid! It'd function on any device users have, including smartphones and tablets.
Note to click the presentation button once more and select "Stop presenting" when you're done sharing your screen.
The Google Meet Grid View extension is a brilliant way can let everyone in a meeting or classroom feel more connected to the group.