Following the integration of Google Meet video conferencing services for G Suite users in Gmail, some ordinary users today also see a link to launch Meet on the sidebar on the left sideof of the Gmail interface. Last week, Google announced that it would offer Meet free of charge to anyone with a Google account and allow meetings for up to 100 people withno time limits.
During the new corona virus outbreak, Google has put Google Meet at the heart of its promotion to better fight Zoom and Microsoft Teams. In the latest move, they’ve added the video conferencing service to Gmail. This new added shortcut lets users call or join AMeet calls directly in the Gmail interface or G Suite client.
In addition, Google will bring its low-light camera technology to Meet, and will bring an audio tool to suppress background noise during a call. It remains to be seen whether all this work will help Google catch up with companies such as Zoom, Slack and Team, but with the global health epidemic and “Work Home” becoming a craze, it’s a rare opportunity for a video conferencing app to lift itself and help others.