Extending Hangouts meet premium features to all g suite customers through july 1, 2020

“Do the hard jobs first. Easy jobs will take care of themselves.”

Dale Carnegie

  • Google recently extended Hangouts Meet premium features to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020 to support employees, educators, and students as they move to work and learn remotely.

     

    To improve the remote learning experience for teachers and students using Hangouts Meet, they’ve announced several improvements:

     

    • Only meeting creators and calendar owners can mute or remove other participants in a meeting
    • Meeting participants will not be able to re-join nicknamed meetings once the final participant has left

    Improved meeting control features:

    ‘Mute’ and ‘Remove’ – only the meeting creator, Calendar event owner, or person who creates a meeting on an in-room hardware device will be allowed to mute or remove other participants in a meeting. This ensures a teacher, as a meeting creator or Calendar event owner, can’t be removed or muted by students participating in the event.

    Check out the Help Center to learn how to assign meeting creation privileges to teachers and staff members

    Improved teacher controls for nicknamed meetings – participants will not be able to re-join a meeting after the final participant has left if: 

Check out the video below for my quick overview of Google Hangouts as an alternative to Zoom.

 

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