As predicted in August, Google Meet now has a breakout room feature. At startup, it is only available to Enterprise for Education customers and is designed to help with distance learning. Organizers of Enterprise for Education meetings can now use breakout rooms to divide participants into smaller groups during a video call to Meet. Attendees can then easily rejoin the original meeting after their group discussion.
This has been a strong demand from educators who want to increase classroom engagement by “separating students for group discussions or working hours at the same time.”
Hosts can join these conversations at any time, and administrators can control the number of rooms, set timers, and reset them. The dashboard indicates how everyone is grouped and can be edited quickly.
Create up to 100 group rooms in a large conference call. Call participants can then randomly and evenly distribute participants to individual rooms, or they can manually move users to different rooms.
The Google Meet breakout room is now available and will be fully available to all education business users in the coming days. Google plans to offer it to other Workspace tiers in the future.