With video calling showing no signs of going away anytime soon, Google has announced new co-hosting options for its video conferencing software.
Users will now be able to set up Google Meet breakout rooms before their meetings via Google Calendar, allowing moderators to divide attendees into small groups during video calls.
Google said it hopes the new features will make meetings run more smoothly, as in addition, users will now be able to enable or disable meeting security features before they catch up, including chat lock and lock of this, and appoint co-hosts prior to the meeting.
Google Meet co-hosting
Administrators who want to learn more about managing Google Meet security settings and host management can visit Google’s website. help Center.
To configure host and co-host control options when scheduling a meeting in Google Calendar, end users will need to select: “Add Google Meet video meeting”, followed by “Video call options” (gear icon) and “Host or Co-Host Controls”.
The product is scheduled for a phased rollout, which will allow up to 15 days for full feature visibility, starting April 20, 2022.
Google has updated Google Meet frequently.
Google recently added a new settings panel to Meet, which gives users quick access to effects such as background blur, background images, and styles before and during a video call.
Meet also received a “leave call reminder empty”which prompts users to leave a meeting if they are the only one joining a call, potentially ending any awkward interaction.