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 to 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.
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.
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.