Google Meet, the popular video conferencing platform, has introduced a new feature that allows enterprise Workspace users to make direct 1:1 video calls. This update comes as a relief to many users who previously had to generate a meeting link to start a meeting.
Until now, personal users had the convenience of making direct video calls, but enterprise users were limited to using meeting links. However, with this new feature, enterprise users can now make cloud-encrypted 1:1 video calls to their colleagues within their organization.
These direct video calls come with several handy features such as in-meeting chat, virtual backgrounds, visual effects, and live closed captions. These features enhance the overall user experience during video conferences and make collaboration easier and more efficient.
On the other hand, some features that are available to personal users, like group calls, messages, moments, family mode, and knock knock, are not currently available for enterprise users. However, this new feature marks a significant step towards bridging that gap and bringing more functionality to enterprise users.
In addition to the new feature, the Google Meet app is also receiving a slight redesign. Changes include modifications to the account avatar/switcher and the introduction of a new “Code” shortcut. These small updates aim to make the app more user-friendly and improve the overall navigation experience.
Furthermore, the “Start a call” screen has been improved, featuring a search function for contacts and prominent shortcuts for creating links and scheduling. These enhancements make it quicker and easier for users to initiate and manage calls, saving them valuable time and effort.
The update will be rolled out to all Google Workspace customers in the coming weeks. This means that all enterprise users will soon be able to take advantage of this new feature and enjoy the benefits of making direct 1:1 video calls within their organization.
Overall, this update is a welcomed addition for enterprise users of Google Meet. The ability to make direct 1:1 video calls and access features like in-meeting chat and virtual backgrounds will greatly enhance their communication and collaboration capabilities. With the accompanying app redesign and improved navigation, Google Meet is positioning itself as a reliable and user-friendly video conferencing solution for businesses in Pakistan and beyond.