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Starting July 27th, Google Hangouts Meet will be available to UWF faculty, staff, and students. Google Hangouts Meet is video-conferencing and telepresence software. Users in Hangouts Meet can simply send a link to anyone with a Gmail account to invite that person join them in a meeting. Hangouts meeting 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. 

For further information regarding Hangouts Meet, please visit the Getting Started with Hangouts Meet.

What is "Hangouts Meet"?

Google Hangouts Meet allows you to hold:

  • impromptu meetings on the go
  • global virtual training classes
  • remote interviews
  • and more

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.

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 instructions to start or join a video meeting using your UWF G Suite account.

Mobile Device Support


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