When it comes to the Internet, there is no force more widely known or as powerful as the sheer might of Google. From a consumer perspective, it is the handheld source of all knowledge that has ruined pub quizzes forevermore; from a modern business perspective, it is arguably one of the most important tools for connecting a company with its potential clients by ranking them above their competitors and putting them first in line for the search.
As well as this, Gmail is widely considered to be the most commonly used email platform and it is believed that over 1 billion people currently use their Gmail accounts to communicate with people across the world. With this in mind, to determine just exactly how Google has perfected their communication services for the business user, we have decided to write an insightful review on Google Meet – the company’s latest product designed specifically for video and conference calling.
Before we continue however, we must inform you that we are not trying to sell this product and this is an impartial review written by a team of professionals with years of experience working within the IT and Telecommunications Industry.
What is Google Meet?
In a modern age where video calling is becoming the communication method of choice for both business and consumers alike, Google have decided to create a solution that allows all of its business Gmail users to effortlessly connect with one another through a single app at the click of a button. With this service, businesses are able to utilise a Google Hangouts feature designed specifically for enterprise users, providing high quality HD video meetings for both one-to-one and multiple user conference calls directly through their Gmail accounts.
What can it do?
With Full HD Video Calling, Google Meet ensures that every participant involved in the call is heard and received with absolute clarity, thus (depending on connection speed) ensuring no glitches or lagging interrupts important points made during a meeting and all information is successfully carried from one person to the next. Unlike a standard conference voice call, the Google Meet HD video ensures that all emotions and facial expressions are carefully captured and transported to the receiving party and capture the feeling that they are all in the same room together, irrespective of how far apart in distance they may be.
Whereas standard Google Hangout calls allow a maximum of up to 10 participants, the Google Meet allows businesses to carry out Conference Calls With Up To 30 Participants. This way, each and every person within an SME can be involved in the call should they need to be and the sense of unity and togetherness in the workplace is brought to an all time high. By involving all members of staff and giving businesses the freedom to hold meetings with such a high number of participants, the Google Meet is excellent at boosting the collaborative working environment of an office that, in turn, will undoubtedly maximise the productivity rate of every single employee.
As a fully hosted and mobile first solution that can be accessed from any location and from any device with working Internet access, Google Meet succeeds in Boosting Staff Flexibility & Reachability and will keep all members of a business connected around the clock. This way, members no longer have to be in the meeting room or at their desk to take part in the call and the dial in phone number that is created during every Google Meet call means that even users that are out on the road can dial in and take part.
By offering Full Interaction With Google Calendar, Google Meet also creates a highly efficient interactive workspace that allows users to easily keep themselves updated with whichever meetings are due to take place and reminders can be set to make sure they can easily join in and take part. As well as this, each user is given the option to click on the link in Google Calendar that will connect them directly to the conference meeting thus keeping hassle to a minimum and ensuring users are able to easily access the meetings they wish to take part in at the click of a button.
What do we like the most?
With so many useful and innovative features, we genuinely found it quite difficult to pick just one. However, we have to admit that we were incredibly impressed with the fact that users are able to join meetings directly from their Google Calendar and find this feature to be highly successful at helping staff members stay organised and in touch with what is happening in the business, allowing them to adequately prepare for upcoming meetings and make sure they have the information they wish to contribute, the ideas they wish to share and the concerns they wish to voice well in advance.
UC Today Opinion
As a highly efficient communication tool that integrates with many of the existing Google features that play such an important role in day-to-day business practice, we feel that Google Meet is a valuable asset for businesses of just about any size, ranging from SMEs to large Enterprises. With basic packages starting at only £3.30 per month and the option to try the solution for 14 days free of charge, we feel this would be a wise investment for any business owner and believe that it has the power to increase staff productivity and in house communication considerably.
Having said that, if you have tried this product and feel differently, or if you wish to ask any questions about Google Meet and the features it offers, please feel free to submit your thoughts to the comments section at the bottom of the page and we’ll be happy to help in anyway we can.
Look & Feel
Google Meet is a valuable asset for businesses of just about any size, ranging from SMEs to large Enterprises.