Google has today announced that it will be rolling out a dedicated MfMeet tab on Gmail for Android and iOS users to meet the growing demands for video conferencing services.
The Google Meet tab will be first rolled out on iOS and will be widely available over the next two weeks. And will be rolled out to Android soon. The “Meet” tab once made available, will show a “My Meetings” list of all upcoming scheduled calls. Upon tapping any meet.google.com URL from that view, in an email, or third-party app, you’ll be taken to a new preview screen that provides basic details like the length and who is in the call.
This screen will note what account you’re “Joining as” and check your video feed before joining. The Meet experience in Gmail will replace the standalone Google Meet app when opening a link, though the client will remain available and get some tweaks.
There will be a big blue “New meeting” button above that will let you get a meeting link to share, start an instant meeting, or schedule in Google Calendar. Additionally, there will also be an option to quickly Join with a code.
Google also confirms that “G Suite for Education accounts that are not able to create Meet video meetings will not see the Meet tab.” Those users are asked to use the dedicated Meet for Android/iOS client.
Google recognizes that some people might not like a bottom bar taking up their screen, so there will be the ability to disable,” If you don’t want to have meet appear as a tab in the Gmail app, you can disable it through the accessing the settings on the hamburger menu in the top left corner of your inbox. Tap on your account, scroll down and uncheck meet”.