What is Google Meet? Can I use Hangouts Meet with my Google Apps @ Illinois account?
Google Meet (formerly known as Hangouts Meet) is a video meeting option built from the ground up for businesses and schools, allowing teams and groups to quickly communicate using any device from anywhere. Share your screen or invite people outside your organization.
Use Google Meet for lightweight video calls with chat from right inside the Chrome browser or the Meet app.
Google Meet is great for informal group calls that do not require advanced features, such as recording, participant management, and breakout rooms.
For example, you can start a video meeting on your computer, and continue the conversation on your mobile phone or tablet. You can also start a video meeting from Google Calendar, a Chrome desktop web browser, or your mobile device.
Meet is already enabled for all Google Apps @ Illinois accounts. To get started:
If you are not presented the option to start a new meeting, please verify you are logged in with your Google Apps @ Illinois account. Personal GMail accounts can join meetings, but are not able to start them.
How do I sign up for a Google Apps @ Illinois account?
Eligibility information and links to self-registration tools are available on our Google Apps @ Illinois Service Details page.
What are the system requirements for Google Meet?
Chrome browser, a web camera, and a microphone. Learn more about system requirement at the Meet Help Center.
Android and iOS apps are available in their relevant App Stores. More information here.
How many users can join a Hangouts Meet? Can I invite users outside Google Apps @ Illinois to join?
Up to 25 users can join a meeting. Inviting users outside our organization is easy! Start a new Hangouts Meet and send them the link provided.
Can I provide a dial-in phone number to join a Google Meet? Can I save a recording of my Google Meet meeting?
Google Meet is aimed at small project working groups who require occasional online video collaboration.
For advanced conferencing solutions available to faculty and staff, Skype for Business and Zoom offers features such as call recording, dial-in numbers, and integration with Microsoft Office Outlook.