You can now use Google Meet on your phone. Here's how

by Alicia Brown Application Developer

After Zoom’s recent data privacy loopholes emerged during the lockdown, lots of users have started looking out for other alternatives. Google’s Zoom-rivaling video communication service “Google Meet” is another best option to stay connected and host virtual meetings. Google re-engineered its video chat service from G suite and made Google Meet free and available for everyone last month. 

Now, Google is bringing Meet to Gmail on your smartphone - Android and iOS, so that you can easily join video meetings from your inbox.  

In case you’re one of the many individuals who turned into a Google Meet video chat enthusiast during lockdown, good news: You would now be able to get to Meet directly from the Gmail application on Android and iOS, making it simpler to join video calls from your phone. 

In April, Google made Meet and its flagship features free to its customers till Sept. 30. The highlighted features are such as unlimited call time and screen sharing. The move put it in a more straightforward rivalry with Zoom. Zoom got encompassed with a huge flow of users during this Covid-19 pandemic, but on the other hand, encountered various security issues, including uninvited visitors "Zoombombing" meetings. 

Meet can be found in Gmail on your internet browser, yet propelling it from an application spares you an additional step. Meet should be accessible in the Gmail application in your phone at some point in the coming weeks, as per a Google blog post said on Tuesday. 

How to use Google Meet on your phone 

Here are a few steps by which you can introduce Google Meet app on your phone when the rollout hits your device. 

1. Open the Gmail application

2. Tap the ‘Meet’ tab at the bottom right of the screen. 

3. Tap ‘New Meeting’ to begin a meeting in a flash

4. You will get a meeting link to share or schedule it in the Calendar. Or then again, tap ‘Join with a code’ to join meetings imparted to you by entering a meeting code. 

Now, at this point, you can simply chat away on your phone and take those official video meetings or calls from friends on the go. However, Meet does not currently facilitate you to keep a backup or restore text messages or videos.

If you do not want Google Meet to appear in your Gmail app as a tab, just head on to the Settings, select Your Account, scroll down to Meet and uncheck it. We have tried explaining both the ways you want to use Meet or not. Now, it's up to you which works best for you. 

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About Alicia Brown Senior   Application Developer

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