The Google Meet PWA is meant to simply provide users with an icon that launches the same landing page but with a blue app bar up top instead of a tab strip. The date and time are conveniently listed above alongside settings. Your Google avatar remains in the top-right next to the launcher that opens apps back in your main browsing window.
This Progressive Web Application (PWA) has all the same features as Google Meet on the web, but as a standalone app it’s easier to find and use, and it streamlines your workflow by eliminating the need to switch between tabs.
Elsewhere on the page is a prominent “New meeting” button with three options for starting a call and the text field to enter a meeting code.
Like other PWAs, you must be running Chrome 73 or newer with support for macOS, Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS. It’s widely rolled out today with the “Install” prompt appearing at the right of your address bar.
There will also be an offer to try the Google Meet web app in the upper right-hand corner of the main Google Meet opening page
It’s available to all Workspace customers, as well as personal Google Accounts.
More about Google Meet:
- Meet for Glass Enterprise Edition enters open beta for Workspace customers
- [Update: iOS] You can now set different or blurred backgrounds in Google Meet for Android
- Google now enforces Meet group call length limit for free Gmail users
- Google Meet adds filters & fun masks for personal Gmail calls, just like Duo
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