During the COVID-19 mitigation effort, Google is providing their paid Premium version of Hangouts Meet to educational institutions (and others) for Free.
What is "Hangouts Meet"?
Google Hangouts Meet allows you to hold:
Hangouts Meet allows a meeting for up to 25 people at a time (unlimited meeting duration).
Visit the Meet vs. classic Hangouts feature comparison for a list of changes and supported platforms.
Classic Hangouts can still be used for chat functions, but Meet will be used for video calls.To access Classic Hangouts aka Google Chat, please visit https://chat.google.com/
Please note that Meet may also be used for chat only if audio and video are disabled but it is advised to use Google Chat for university chat communication.
Meet supports the current version and two previous major releases of the following operating systems:
- Ubuntu and other debian-based linux distributions.
Web browser support
Currently, Google Chrome is the only supported internet browser (version must be up-to-date).
- Webcam and Microphone
- Quad Core processor or greater for streaming HD Video
How to create or join a video meeting
Please refer to Google's Hangouts Meet Guide for instructions to start or join a video meeting using your UWF G Suite account.