As Google responds to the surge of interest in video conferencing tools, it makes Meet free to anyone with a Gmail account. This can be seen as a response to the video conferencing powerhouse Zoom and the recently introduced Messenger Rooms from Facebook.
With a Gmail account, you will be able to meet with up to 100 people and there is currently no time limit; after September 30th, meetings will be limited to 60 minutes.
Google is slowly rolling out the app to Gmail users over the next few weeks so that it is directly integrated into the Gmail app. If it doesn’t appear in your Gmail app, you can head to meet.google.com to try it out or you can use it with Google Calendar or as a stand alone app.
Use Meet with Google Calendar
When you schedule a meeting using Google Calendar, you’ll now find a new button to “Add Google Meet video conferencing.” As you can imagine, the process for creating a video meeting is simple.
Click on the button, and you’ll get an opportunity to copy the web address of the meeting.
Use Meet on mobile
In addition, if you use Google’s Calendar app, you’ll now see an “Add video conferencing” selection when you create an event. Meeting address will automatically be added to the calendar entry.