Google Meet is the latest G Sutie app to get a new shortcut feature that allows users to immediately start a call on the web.
Users can already use “.new” links to create documents in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites and Forms. Using Meet.new, users can immediately start a call.
According to 9 to 5 Google, the feature is identical to clicking “Start a meeting” on the meet.google.com homepage or from the Gmail sidebar. The link tanks users to the “Meeting ready” screen that includes a video and audio preview as well as a meeting URL can be copied and shared. Users can also select “Join now” or “Present.”
In the top right corner is the account with which the user is logged in.
Users can also append numbers to designate which account is being used. For example, users can create a “menubar bookmark of “meet.new/1” for work and “meet.new/2” for personal use, reports the Verge. That feature will be useful since Meet is now also available to consumers as well as enterprise G Suite customers.
Google’s .new shortcuts were launched in late 2018 in G Sutie tools.
This small but useful feature for Meet comes as videoconferencing becomes the preferred method of communication for much of the business world since so many workers are still working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In recent months, Google has kept pace by introducing noise cancellation, a deeper integration with Gmail and free offerings to every Google users.
Meet, like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and others, has been surging in use since COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines began in earnest in March. In April, Google said it’s peak daily usage has grown 30 times and now has over 100 million daily meeting participants.