I bet you didn’t know that you could…
When presenting video or audio on Google Meet, presenting a tab instead of a window or entire screen allows the media to play smoothly without lag.
Type in “meet.new” directly into the browser to start a new video call. Then you can either add others by typing in their email, or sending a link for them to paste into their browser.
Something else I bet you didn’t know…you can join a Google Meet video conference WITHOUT having a Google account. 🤯
To change your background:
BUT if you’re feeling creative and want to create your own background:
You can click the Present button directly within Docs or Slides without leaving the window.
If you connect your iPhone to your Mac using a cable, you can use Quicktime Player to project your iPhone screen. Within Google Meet:
Super handy when you need to do app or product demos!
This is useful when the connection isn’t great and you can’t hear the other speaker properly…or your snacking is just too loud. 😅
This is a quick-fix solution for when you don’t have slides prepared ahead of time!
The whiteboarding feature can be found under the Activities tab. It brings up Google Jamboard—a product integrated into Google Meet. You can easily use a combination of shapes and text boxes to get your message across.
When you click the End Call button, make sure you select “Just leave the call” instead of “End the call for everyone”. Easy enough right.
If you like having a centralized dashboard or workspace:
Now you can access email, chat, spaces and meet straight from your Gmail inbox.
Within your chatbox, you can now video call the other person immediately or schedule a meeting via Google Calendar.
🌟 As a reward for making this far, I've included 3 bonus tips on Google Chat below!
I personally prefer using the standalone Google Chat app where I can set a custom status. My default status is nohello.net — a passive aggressive way of telling someone to get straight to the point.
Forwarding a message from your chats to your inbox is helpful when someone sends you a link you need to reference later on.
First, click on the settings gear in the top right corner within Google Chat. Now you can:
Check out this Inbox Zero tutorial so you never have to get annoyed by junk email again!