In order to boost brainstorming and collaboration sessions on Google Meet, the company has partnered with Miro, an online visual collaboration tool.
In addition to the regular Meet window, which displays active players and other functions, such as chat and hand-raise, there is a ‘Miro board,’ which serves as an additional interface.
In a call, new or pre-made Miro boards may be shown, and existing boards can be connected to meeting invitations. While non-Miro account users may save a board for up to 24 hours using the guest access option, premium Miro accounts cost money and provide additional functionality.
You don’t have to open a separate browser window to use drawing tools, templates, digital sticky notes, and comments.
In Google Hangouts, use Miro
While all other Google Workspace editions are enabled by default, Google Workspace Education administrators will have to activate the Miro integration themselves. Existing G Suite Basic, Business, and Personal accounts may also use it. Accounts associated with Google Family Link and those who are under the age of 18 will be unable to use Miro for the time being.
It will be accessible on Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, but other browsers like Safari are not yet supported. Last week, the new collaboration platform went live to all users with a three-to-five-day grace period.
“Bring strong collaboration experiences into the locations your employees are already working together—reducing context switching—so they can create and accomplish more together,” Google Workspace Group Product Manager Jennifer Shen said in a blog post.
Google Meet has unveiled over 100 new features, including hand-raise, polls, Q&A, translated subtitles, and breakout rooms, which the firm claims have helped make its conversations more inclusive in recent times as organisations have resorted to video conferencing suites to allow hybrid working routines.
For “the coming quarters,” the business plans on adding new collaboration and productivity features for third-party solutions.