Google Meet has quickly become one of the most popular video conferencing tools in recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. With a range of features designed to make video calls and live streams more accessible and user-friendly, it's no surprise that Google Meet has become a staple in many organisations, businesses, and educational institutions.
One of the standout features of Google Meet is its live streaming capabilities. Users can set up a live stream directly from Google Calendar by creating an event and adding details such as the date and time. The live stream can then be conducted using Meet video settings in the Admin Console, with the option to apply the settings to everyone in the organisation or a selected organisational unit.
Not only does Google Meet allow users to present information to a large audience outside of their organisation, but it also offers the option to live stream to YouTube. This feature is particularly useful for public live streams, and with the recent introduction of multiple workspace tiers, Google Meet has become a versatile tool for all types of organisations.
In addition to its live streaming capabilities, Google Meet also offers captions and cross-domain live streams, enhancing the overall experience for all participants. And, for those who want to keep track of attendance, the platform provides an attendance report for video meetings with five or more participants or live stream events. This report is automatically generated for Google Workspace for Education Plus users, while others can choose to turn attendance tracking and live stream reports on or off from Meet or Google Calendar.
To live stream a video meeting in Google Meet, follow these steps:
Open Google Calendar in your web browser
Click on the Plus icon and select more options
Enter the necessary information regarding the event
Add the guests who will be joining the meeting.
To join Google Meet, click on the down arrow to attach the live stream
To allow view-only access to others, provide the live stream URL
Note: The maximum number of live-stream viewers is dependent on your Google Workspace edition.
With live streaming in Google Meet, up to 100,000 users (or 10,000 in some editions) can view the meeting from the web or their mobile device. Cross-domain live streams enable you to extend the viewership of the live streams not only to guests within your organisation but also to guests in another trusted Workspace domain. You can also invite up to 500 internal or external participants to a meeting, and join a video call by using the Google Meet app on your phone or by calling the dial-in number included in the invitation.
In conclusion, Google Meet is a robust and user-friendly video conferencing platform that offers a range of features to make live streams and video calls a seamless experience. With the option to live stream to YouTube, captions, cross-domain live streams, and the availability of an attendance report, Google Meet is the go-to tool for organisations, businesses, and educational institutions looking to stay connected.