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by 31 August 2023No Comments

Google Meet: The Complete Guide to Joining or Creating Meetings

Welcome to this complete guide on Google Meet, Google's solution for video conferencing. If you're wondering how to use it to join or create a meeting, you're in the right place. Read on and you'll discover how easy it is.

Preliminary information on Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing application available for a wide range of devices, including Windows PCs, Macs, Linux PCs, Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads. Initially designed for business and academic users, it is now accessible to anyone with a Google account. Participation is completely free.

Meetings have some limitations: the maximum duration is 60 minutes and a maximum of 100 people can participate. You must have a Gmail account to join a meeting.

How to Access Google Meet from your PC

Now that you know the basics, here's how to access it from your PC. To join a meeting, visit the Google Meet website and enter the meeting code provided. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete sign in. To create a new meeting, click on the “Start a meeting” button, log in to your Google account and follow the instructions.

Viewing Options: Google Meet Grid View

Google Meet also offers a grid view, known as Grid View. This feature is especially useful when you want to see all participants on the same screen. To activate this feature, you will need to use the Google Chrome browser and install a specific extension. Once installation is complete, you will be able to access the Grid View options directly from the meeting screen.

How to Access Google Meet from Mobile Devices

For those who prefer to use it from a smartphone or tablet, the process is equally simple. Download the Google Meet app from the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS). After launching the app, follow the instructions to log in to your Google account and authorize the app to use your camera and microphone. Once logged in, you can join or create meetings directly from the app.

Google Meet integration with Google Classroom

If you're an educator using Google Classroom, good news! Meet is fully integrated with Google Classroom. This feature is especially useful for teachers who want to create a unified platform for distance learning. However, this feature is only available to accounts enabled with G Suite for Education.

Sign in to Google Meet from Google Classroom on your PC

Are you a teacher looking for a way to facilitate online lessons? Or are you a student eager to figure out how to join virtual classes? Here we explain how to access Google Meet directly from Google Classroom, whether you are using a PC or a mobile device.

To get started, if you're a teacher, go to the Google Classroom website and log in with your Google credentials. Once done, choose the course you want to start the meeting in from the list of available courses.

Next, click on the gear icon located in the top corner of the screen to access the course settings. From here, select the “General” section and then click “Generate Meet Link.” Conclude by saving the settings with the “Save” button.

To launch the meeting, go to the “Stream” section of Google Classroom. Here you will find the Meet link under the course code. Click “Join” and the meeting will open.

Access Google Meet from Classroom on Smartphones and Tablets

If you're using a mobile device, the process is almost identical. Open the Google Classroom app and select the appropriate course. Tap the gear icon to access the course settings.

Once in the settings, tap the symbol (⋮) on Android or (…) on iOS next to the “Video meeting link” item. Select “Generate meeting link” and then close the panel.

From this moment on, whether you are a teacher or a student, the link to the meeting will always be accessible in the "Stream" and "Works" sections of the course. To join, just tap the link and then “Join Meeting.” Note: You must have the Google Meet app installed on your device to join the meeting.

How to Join a Google Meet Meeting Using an Invited Link

However, if you received a meeting invitation link via email, chat or any other messaging system, the process is even simpler. Make sure you have your Google account credentials and, if you are using a mobile device, that you have installed the Google Meet app.

Now, click or tap the invitation link. This will take you to the Google Meet web page if you're on a PC, or automatically open the app if you're on a mobile device. Finally, click or tap “Join” to join the meeting.

With these simple instructions, you are now ready to navigate the world of online classes with Google Meet and Google Classroom.

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