Google Meet has been integrated into the Gmail accounts of all the users in India. So, now if you open the Gmail account, what you will notice is that there is a pop-up which is on the left side and has Meet written on it. Under this Meet section, one will be able to see two options: “Start a Meeting and Join a Meeting”.
Once we use it, we will find out that this is very easy to use and the Gmail users can jump right into it without any hassles.
This comes after Google made the premium Meet app free for all users just a few days ago and also made an announcement that these would directly reflect on Gmail. It has to be said that this looks a good-strategy which is aimed at taking on a number of other video conferring apps like Zoom, Skype and others.
Now, almost every other person has a Gmail account and hence, Google Meet seems far more convenient than any other video calling platform.
However, if you don’t have a Gmail account yet, you can still use Google Meet through your Google account. One does not need to have a Gmail account to create a Google account. However, since it is directly available in Gmail, opening a Gmail account might not be a bad idea.
Here’s how you can start a video call in Google Meet via Gmail:
— You will get the Google Meet section which is present below the Drafts. Under this, one will be able to get two options “Start a Meeting and Join a Meeting”.
—Now, one you click on Start a Meeting, Google Meet will ask your permission in order to access your laptop’s camera and microphone.
—As soon as the access to the camera is granted, the camera will take few seconds to setup.
—After this is done, you will get a message which says that the Meeting is ready.
—Google Meet will also ask you if you want to join any call or give a presentation.