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.
made the advanced features for Google Meet available to all Google users for free. However, the following features will end on September 30, 2020.
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.
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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 be used for chat functions, but Meet will be used for video calls.
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.
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
Mobile Device Support