Last year, Google introduced ‘.new’ links to create blank documents in the web. Following this week’s Gmail integration, Google Meet is now the latest G Suite app to get a similar shortcut to immediately start a call.
Meet.new is identical to tapping the “Start a meeting” button on the meet.google.com homepage or from the Gmail sidebar. It takes users to the “Meeting ready” screen that provides a URL to copy and share. At the left is a video and audio preview, while you can proceed by clicking “Join now” or “Present.”
In the top-right corner, Google notes what account you’re logged in to. Meet.new happens to also support appending a /1 or /2 to start a call from a different Google Account. This is especially useful since Meet is now available to consumers in addition to enterprise G Suite customers.
Meet.new joins the likes of docs.new, sheets.new, slides.new. sites.new, forms.new, and website.new.
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- G Suite Essentials tier bundles Google Meet and Drive for businesses that don’t need Gmail
- Comment: Now that it’s free, Google Meet needs to copy Zoom’s account-less participation
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