To prevent the spread of corona which is increasingly widespread, not a few companies that implement work from home policies , or work from home. Working from home, does not mean having to sacrifice productivity. Although the face-to-face meeting is abolished, there are other ways to conduct meetings to discuss important matters from each home.
The easiest way is to do a video conference. There are a number of applications that can be used for video conferencing, both through computer devices and smartphones. One that can be used is the Google Hangout Meet application. This Google- made application is actually a paid alias premium.
However, Google makes this service free until 1 July 2020 to help workers who work from home to avoid the corona virus. Not only to hold meetings, Hangouts Meets can also be used for other meetings, such as teaching and learning activities.
“As more and more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we want to help them stay connected and productive,” Google wrote in its official blog summarized from Search Engine Journal, Tuesday (17) / 3/2020).
This Hangouts Meet can accommodate up to 250 participants in one teleconference. Teleconferencing live broadcasts can be watched up to 100,000 viewers with one domain.
How to start a meeting using Hangouts Meet is integrated with G Suite and only G Suite account owners can hold online meetings on Google Hangout Meet. G Suite also offers a free trial for 14 days which can be accessed via the following link .
Hangouts Meet can be found in the menu section (nine point icons) to the left of Gmail’s profile photo, located in the top right corner. Can also be accessed via the address https://meet.google.com/ . Online meetings can be done via a computer or smartphone.
Users can start video conferencing via the Chrome browser , Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. Or you can also via mobile by downloading the Hangouts Meet app on the Play Store and App Store. Before starting a meeting, the camera and microphone on the desktop or cell phone need to be ensured that it is active.
Video quality can also be set, whether you want to use high resolution or standard. To start the meeting, click “start meeting”. Users can also add teleconferencing participants.
You can do this by sending a link via e-mail or inviting with a mobile number if available. Meeting makers can also add online meeting invitations via Google Calendar. When he invites people to a meeting, Google Calendar will automatically make notes on the invited person’s calendar, complete with an online meeting invitation link that can be directly accessed.
Invited meeting participants do not need a G Suite account to join. They can simply click on the teleconference link that is shared by e-mail or enter the meeting ID. Other people who aren’t invited or users who don’t have a G Suite account, must get approval from other meeting participants if they want to join.
During the teleconference, participants can also chat to send information or more complete material. The chat tab can be found in the upper right corner. Teleconferences through Hangouts Meet can also be saved to Google Drive. This makes it easier if there are discussions that want to be discussed again at the next meeting.