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titleHangouts Meet Premium Until July 1stSeptember 30, 2020

During the In response to COVID-19 mitigation effort, Google is providing their paid Premium version of Hangouts Meet to educational institutions (and others) for Free.

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made the advanced features for Google Meet available to all Google users for free.  However, the following features will end on September 30, 2020.  

  • Larger meetings for up to 250 participants
  • Live streaming for up to 100K viewers within your domain

Google has extended the ability to record Google Meet sessions until they release a temporary recording tool which will allow recordings to be available for 30 days.

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. Meet is only available using Google Chrome. You may access the "Hangouts Google Meet" app via MyUWF.

For further information regarding Hangouts Google Meet, please visit the Getting Started with Hangouts Meetvisit Google Meet training and help.

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Google Meet"?

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 be used for chat functions, but Meet will be used for video calls.

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Please not 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.

System Requirements

Meet supports the current version and two previous major releases of the following operating systems:

  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • ChromeOS
  • 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).

Hardware Requirements

  • 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 Meet training and help for instructions to start or join a video meeting using your UWF G Suite account.

Mobile Device Support

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