Sick of Zoom Video Conferencing App’s Security Issues Try Out Google’s MEET Video Conferencing

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Google’s Meet Video Conferencing Tool for individuals, businesses, Schools with Zoom like layout and One Click Login with Gmail

If you have been using the Zoom video conferencing App for your business/school or family group video chats, by now you may be sick of all the news about Zoombombing, Zoomraiding, Zoom security issues and sale of stolen Zoom accounts on the dark web. The Zoom video conferencing App made a quick dash to popularity thanks to the coronavirus contagion worldwide. However, its fall from grace was equally quick and right now if you are searching for alternatives for group video meetings with your business partners/staff, employees, the Google Meet is the best video conferencing tool right now.

Google’s Meet features

  • Simple login with Gmail

  • Support for up to 250 participants and 100,000 live stream viewers.

  • One-click start (Google users can head to meet.google.com right now to start a video meeting)

  • Meetings can be scheduled ahead of time using Hangouts Chat or Google Calendar

  • You can share meeting code with all your participants via Twitter/Facebook/Email

  • Zoom like interface with a  bright white toolbar

  • You can turn off your camera, mute your mic

  • You can share your screen. Share your full desktop or choose one app to share

  • You can see each call participant on the right side of your screen

  • If your video quality is poor, you can switch from the default 720p stream to 360p video depending on your Wi-Fi speed

  • Display of 16 call participants on one screen

  • Google Security guaranteed; less risk of Zoombombing or Zoomraiding or hacking

  • Robust Google servers to host the meetings

  • Available as desktop version or mobile App

Note: Only paid G Suite accounts can create Google Meet appointments, but individuals can use their Gmail/Google accounts can join appointments if invited.

Google has decided to make it Google Meet video conferencing tool available to everyone by your Gmail id to directly take calls. Using the Gmail id as a common denominator for users wanting to join a video conference is perhaps the best thing Google has done.

Meet, which is available only to schools, businesses, and governments and is distinct from the consumer-focused Hangouts tool, has added daily users faster than any other Google service since January. To make it more popular Google Meet will now offer a layout displaying up to 16 call participants at once, resembling Zoom.

Google Meet which is available on a desktop browser or through mobile apps will have improved video quality during dim lighting and filtering of background noise, such as keyboard clicks and slamming doors.

Meet has only one issue that is yet to be addressed by Google;  it drains your battery and kicks in your laptop’s fans on longer calls.

You can download the Google Meet App from Google Play here and visit the desktop version here.

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