How to Get More Productive with Google Hangouts Meet

How to Get More Productive with Google Hangouts Meet

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It’s a tough time. The entire world is shut down, and we’re all fighting against the Coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 virus, which initially emerged from China, has now affected more than 30-40% population of the world. Every corporate venture is taking appropriate measures, like offering Work from home, to keep their employees safe. To prevent from being infected, we’re all practicing social distancing and working remotely. 

Video conferencing apps like Skype, Zoom, Google Duo and Google Hangouts Meet are gaining a lot of popularity and attention in this contagious phase. With the help of these apps and services, employees and management can equally benefit, ensuring that everyone is on the same page to understand the tasks or for following instructions.

Google Hangouts Meet
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Also, in a piece of recent news, we came to know that Google Hangouts Meet was rebranded, and the company announced that the service will now be named as Google Meet from after that. So, do you often use Google Meets to connect with your teammates for conducting virtual meetings or to hang out with your fellas? If yes, then here are a bunch of Google Meet tips that will allow you to get productive and make the most of this service.

Also Read: Amidst Coronavirus Battle: Google Meet Is Now Free For All

Let’s get started.

Security is Crucial

Security is Crucial
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Google Meet takes security quite seriously. Here are a few key things you should know about Google Meet’s security criteria to block hijacking attempts of intruders. 

No external participant can join a video call meeting on Google Meet. Only the ones who were pre-invited or if they have a calendar invitation issues, only those users can connect in a video conference call. Google will soon be rolling out an important security feature where only the host or meeting creators will have access to approve requests of participants for joining the video meeting.

Mute the Noisy Background Noise

Mute the Noisy Background Noise
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When you’re on an active video call with multiple number participants, it becomes almost impossible to hear the message. When there are too much background noise and distractions, you can use the “Mute” button, especially when the other person is speaking. In this way, you can properly hear what they’re saying, and they won’t be easily distracted while conversing. You should advise the same to all the other participants where they mute their mic and only unmute it when they have to speak something. 

Also Read: Google Hangouts To Retire This Year

Make a Game Plan

Make a Game Plan
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Well, agree or not, but virtual video call meetings are slightly more awkward than in-person meetings that are held at an office. Because obviously, you’re talking to a computer screen (Duh). Before you make an impromptu entrance and join a meeting haphazardly, make sure you have a game plan to keep the conversation going. And primarily, if you’re a host who’s conducting the meeting, do ensure that you’ve jotted down a few points, to-do’s beforehand. This will help you in streamlining the workflow process that can benefit everyone in the team.

Also Read: 10 Best Skype Alternatives For PC In 2020

And It’s Free Too!

Usually, the Google Meet subscription cost would’ve cost you around 6-12$ monthly. But here comes one good news. Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Google Meets announced that they are offering free access of their services until the 1st of July so that we can connect with our teammates, or friends at the very comfort of our home, without spending a penny. Another notable addition to this, Google Meets now allows you to add up to 250 participants in a video conference call. Impressive, isn’t it? 

Conclusion

Conclusion

Google Hangouts Meet is not only ideal for employees but also for students and teachers where they can learn, and connect in a virtual interactive space. It offers a great way to get in touch with your colleagues. Whether you want to set up a virtual classroom or conduct meetings with your teammates, Google Meet is an ideal platform. We hope you make the most of your video conferencing experience with the help of these above-mentioned Google Meet tips, tricks, and hacks.

Good luck, fellas and stay safe!

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