To schedule or attend online meetings in Meet, you and your equipment will need to meet certain requirements. After watching, you will know what they are for the meeting creator, as well as attendees.
- [Instructor] Well, here's what you need to know to follow along with me in this course. Firstly, Google Meet is now free to anyone with a Google account, but, it's also one of the G Suite applications available to those in an organization using a G Suite account. That's what I'll be working with in this course. If your organization does not subscribe to G Suite, you can use the free version with any Google account to follow along with me step-by-step as we create video meetings in this course. But, it may look a little different at times. Now to join a video meeting in Google Meet, you don't need to have a G Suite or Google account. You will, however, need either the Meet mobile app on a mobile device, or be using one of the supported browsers on your computer. That can include the latest versions of Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or even Mozilla's Firefox. You can use Internet Explorer 11, but you'll need to download a Google video support plug-in for that to work. I'll be working with Chrome on a Windows PC when not working with the Google Meet app on a mobile device. Of course, to see and be seen, or to hear and be heard in a Meet video meeting, you'll need to have a camera and microphone either built-in to your computer or mobile device or have an external USB camera and mic attached. With all this audio and video streaming back and forth you'll need your network to be able to handle it and that means it's best to have a Broadband connection. Lastly, you should know that Google is always listening to its customers and therefore making constant improvements and updates to Google Meet to make it even easier to use. That means what you see when you launch your version of Google Meet could look different at times from the version you see me using in this course. But don't worry, that shouldn't prevent you from following along with me in this course. So, that's what you need to know. With so much to cover, let's dive into Google Meet.