Earlier, users were redirected to the Meet app (or an installation link) when trying to join the call from an emailed link, but with the new feature, iOS and Android users will now be able to join a secure video call directly within the Gmail app.users were The feature was first announced for Android and iOS users last month.
Users will be able to start a video meeting by tapping on ‘New meeting’ option in the Meet tab, get a shareable meeting link, and schedule a meeting in Calendar. ‘Join with a code’ option on the Meet tab will allow users to join a shared meeting with a code.
If anyone wants to disable the Meet tab in the Gmail app, they can do so by going to the app settings via the hamburger menu icon on the top-left corner, tap on account, scroll down and uncheck the box beside Meet.
Earlier this year, in April, Google made its Meet video conferencing tool free for everyone with Google accounts, as a majority of governments enforced lockdown, leading to companies shifting to remote working and institutions to remote learning. With the growing popularity of available tools like Zoom, Google has also improved upon its Meet video conferencing tool by making it easier to access across platforms and its app ecosystem.
Earlier today, Google announced an update to Assistant on Jio Phones running KaiOS, which brings Google Lens capabilties to the phone, allowing users to oint their camera at a text on a street sign, product label, or document, to have the app read it back to them, define the text or translate it in their preferred language.
Google Play Pass, Android’s app store’s paid subscription, also rolled out a new yearly subscription plan in USA and is now available to users in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom too.
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