Tag Archives: Hangouts Meet

View data for only selected call participants in the Meet Quality Tool

Quick launch summary

You can now select specific participants when viewing meetings in the Meet Quality Tool. This allows you to display data and statistics for just a subset of the participants. When viewing calls with many participants, this helps limit the amount of information displayed on the screen at one time. By fitting just the most relevant information into the view, pagination can often be avoided even for very large meetings.

Getting started

Admins: This feature will be available by default when using the Meet Quality Tool. To select participants, use the participant list on the left-hand side of the Meeting Details page. As selections are made, the information displayed to the right will update accordingly.

End users: This feature has no impact on end users.

Rollout pace

Availability

  • Available to all G Suite customers

Resources


Present to meetings using the HDMI cable on Hangouts Meet hardware

Quick launch summary

You can now present high-quality video content with audio in your meeting using the HDMI cable included with Hangouts Meet hardware kits.

Please note: Hangouts Meet already supported using this HDMI cable for local presentations. This additional functionality allows users to present into meetings with remote participants as well.

Getting started

Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
End users: This feature will be ON by default.

Rollout pace

Availability

  • Available to all G Suite customers

Resources

Roadmap



Manage Hangouts Meet and classic Hangouts video calls with one setting

What’s changing

Video calling from Hangouts Meet and classic Hangouts is now controlled by the same setting. This means that the setting in the Admin console that controls classic Hangouts video calling now also controls Hangouts Meet.

Who’s impacted

Admins

Why it matters

By combining these settings, we’re making it easier for you to manage all video calling within your organization.

Getting started

Admins: You can find the new, consolidated setting in the Admin console at Apps > G Suite > Settings for Google Hangouts > Meet settings. Learn more in the Help Center. The new setting will respect your previous setting. For new G Suite customers, video calling will be enabled by default.

End users: There is no end user setting for this feature.

Rollout pace



Availability


  • Available to all G Suite customers

Resources




Use Hangouts Meet with Internet Explorer 11

Quick launch summary

We’ve added limited Hangouts Meet support in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. You’ll need to download and install the latest version of the Google Video Support Plugin for Meet to run on Internet Explorer.

Please check out the Help Center to learn more about supported browsers and some of the limitations of using Hangouts Meet with Internet Explorer.

Availability

Rollout details


G Suite editions

  • Available to all G Suite editions

On/off by default?

  • This feature will be OFF by default. Please download the plugin to use Meet with Internet Explorer.

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Use the Google Assistant on Asus Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit with new beta

This announcement was made at Google Cloud Next ‘19 UK. Check out Next OnAir to tune into the livestream or watch session recordings following the event.


What’s changing

We’re launching a beta program to let you use the Google Assistant on the Asus Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit. This hardware can now respond to voice commands to join a meeting, exit a meeting, call a phone number, and turn on spoken feedback.


Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

Using the Google Assistant to control the Asus Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit can help:

  • Create a more seamless meeting experience with simple and quick voice commands
  • Increase accessibility by making it easier to activate spoken feedback

How to get started

  • Admins: Apply to be part of the beta program using this form.
  • End users: No action required.

Additional details

This beta currently only supports the Asus Hangouts Meet hardware kit. Configuration for use must include all of the following:
  • Chromebox CN62 or CN65 connected with a Hangouts Meet Hardware speaker mic and MIMO touchscreen
  • Chrome version set to 72 or later
  • Available in English only

Availability

G Suite editions
  • All G Suite editions are invited to apply to the beta program.
On/off by default?
  • These features will be OFF by default. Admins can apply to the beta program using this form.

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Live captions in Hangouts Meet now available on iOS

Quick launch summary

Support for live captions on Hangouts Meet was announced for the web and Android earlier this year. We’re now bringing that same captions support to the Meet iOS app.

Please note, when you turn on captions, they will only be visible on that particular device. In order for other participants in the meeting to see captions, they’ll have to turn it on for their devices as well.

Currently, live captions are only available in English. Additionally, captions will not appear in a recording of a meeting. Check out the Help Center to learn more about how to use captions in a video meeting.

Availability

Rollout details
G Suite editions
  • Available to all G Suite editions
On/off by default?
  • This feature will be available by default.
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Host Hangouts Meet meetings with up to 250 participants

What’s changing

G Suite Enterprise domains can now host meetings with up to 250 participants. We are also increasing the participant limits for all other G Suite editions.

New maximum participant limits:

  • Enterprise: 250
  • Business: 150
  • Basic: 100


Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

Meeting with teammates, clients, or customers around the globe is critical to getting your job done. For those times when you need to meet with a larger group, Hangouts Meet now allows G Suite Enterprise users to organize meetings with up to 250 participants, G Suite Business users to host up to 150 participants, and G Suite Basic users to host up to 100 participants.

How to get started


  • Admins: No action required.
  • End users: No action required. These new participant limits will occur automatically for all Hangouts Meet meetings hosted by your domain.

Additional details

This new extended participant limit supports people joining from any mixture of video and dial-in entry points so you can can bring together even more people from all over the world.

If you need to host an even larger meeting, you can enable live streaming, allowing up to 100,000 viewers to watch at once.

Helpful links



Availability

Rollout details


G Suite editions

  • 250-person meetings available to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions only
  • 150-person meetings available to G Suite Business edition only
  • 100-person meetings available to G Suite Basic and G Suite for Education editions only

On/off by default?

  • This feature will be ON by default.


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Material Design for Hangouts Meet on the web

Quick launch summary

Meet will be getting a new look and feel on the web. While there are no functionality changes, users will notice some visual improvements, including:

  • Updated fonts that uses Google’s custom-designed and highly-legible typefaces
  • Controls (like buttons, dialogs, and sidebars) that are updated and consistent
  • Iconography and color changes that are more legible


Availability

Rollout details


G Suite editions

  • Available to all G Suite editions

On/off by default?

  • These changes will take place by default.

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Dial into a Hangouts Meet video call with an international phone number for G Suite Business and Basic

Quick launch summary

In October 2017, we announced the rollout of international Hangouts Meet dial-in phone numbers for G Suite Enterprise domains. We’re now extending this functionality to new meetings organized by G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise for Education and G Suite Basic domains.

See the list of the supported dial-in countries in the Help Center. Please note, Cyprus (CY) and Turkey (TR) are not supported for G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise for Education and G Suite Basic.

Availability

Rollout details


G Suite editions

  • Available to G Suite Basic and G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise and, G Suite Enterprise for Education in supported languages.
  • Not available to G Suite for Education

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This feature will be ON by default.

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Live captions in Hangouts Meet, now available on Android

What's changing

Support for live captions on Hangouts Meet was announced at Google Cloud Next ‘19 in San Francisco. We’re continuing to invest in this area with the addition of captions support on the Meet Android app.

Additionally, you can now more easily turn on live captions on web and in rooms with a button that’s one click away.

Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

Live captions help make your meetings more accessible by reducing barriers to holding meetings between users of different hearing abilities, regardless of whether they are participating remotely or in person.

How to get started


  • Admins: No action required.
  • End users:
    • On Android: Tap the closed captions button on the top right of the Meet app when you are in a meeting. (Note that this button is only shown here for English language users. It can be found in the triple-dot menu for all other languages.
    • On the web and on Chromebase for meetings touchscreen devices: Tap the captions button at the bottom right of your screen. (Note that this button is only shown here for English language users. It can be found in the triple-dot menu for all other languages.)
    • On devices with a Mimo touchscreen: Tap the captions option in the right-hand panel. (Note that this is only shown here for English language users. It can be found under Settings for all other languages.)

Additional details

Live captions are not yet available on the Meet iOS app but we are working on making it available soon.

When you turn on captions, they will be visible on that particular device. In order for other participants in the meeting to see captions, they’ll have to turn it on for their devices as well.

Currently, live captions is only available in English. Additionally, captions will not appear in a recording of a meeting.

Helpful links



Availability

Rollout details

  • Rapid Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on September 16, 2019
  • Scheduled Release domains: Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility) starting on September 16, 2019

G Suite editions

  • Available to all G Suite editions

On/off by default?

  • This feature will be ON by default.

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