Google Meet’s tab in Gmail, which allows users to join Meet video calls directly from their inbox, was announced for Android and iOS users last month and is now rolling out for iOS.
Users are 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 users will be able to join a secure video call directly within the Gmail app. Clicking on a link sent on the Meet app won’t redirect the call to Gmail.
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.
Meet features in Gmail is already available on the web, and has started to roll out for iOS too. The company said it’ll be rolled out to Android soon.
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.
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