During the COVID-19 mitigation effort, Google is providing their paid Premium version of Google Meet to educational institutions (and others) for Free.
Google Meet is video-conferencing and telepresence software. Users in Hangouts Google Meet can simply send a link to anyone with a Gmail account to invite that person to join them in a meeting. Hangouts meeting invites Meet invites created using Google Calendar will now default to Meet. Chat is not yet available in Hangouts Meet , but will be released at a later date. Meet is only available using Google Chrome. . You may access the "Google Meet" app via MyUWF.
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Google Hangouts Meet allows you to hold:
- impromptu meetings on the go
- international virtual training classes
- remote interviews
- and more
Hangouts Google 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
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