Trouble Shooting Google Meet
So we hope we’re leading the way and making the switch to Google Meet with G-Suite. It’s not without any issues, like any software.
Here is Google’s troubleshooting link here. It’s very detailed, to get started quickly follow the below.
If it’s asking for you to sign in to a Gmail account and you don’t use Gmail anymore/lost your password, skip that and open in another browser or use an incognito/private browsing window.
If your mic or camera is not working, you need to let your browser know it can use them so we can connect. Quick fix, open in another browser, copy and paste it into Firefox, MS Edge or Chrome.
Google Meet for meetings and webinars
If you love using Google, tools you’re going to love Google Meet for meetings and webinars.
What is Google Meet?
Secure video meetings for your business.
- Keep your team connected with enterprise-grade video conferencing built on Google’s robust and secure global infrastructure. The meet is included with G Suite and G Suite for Education, but for Covid-19 they have included it in all google users accounts.
Google has designed this with business in mind, and you can now take advantage of the same secure-by-design infrastructure, built-in protection, and global network that Google uses to secure your information and safeguard your privacy. Meet video meetings are encrypted in transit and our array of default-on anti-abuse measures keep your meetings safe.
How do you get it?
It’s easy, just use your Gmail account, or upgrade to G-Suite to get even more functions out of the google workspace. It’s a leading product and integrated into many other products and has many efficiencies built-in for you to get more done.
Why G-Suite and not just regular Gmail account?
Managing terabytes of data can get a little overwhelming, not to mention expensive! Make the move to G Suite with VentraIP Australia and enjoy unlimited storage when you sign up 5 or more Business accounts. Easily draft documents, prepare presentations, and spin-up spreadsheets on the go with G Suite cloud products, best of all you can use the single document solution and everyone can see and make changes to the documents from in the cloud/browser.
Show your customers that you mean business with a completely custom email address. ([email protected]) You don’t have to use [email protected], you can use your own custom domain to stand out or even one you currently own.
How does Google Meet help?
Meeting software Designed for every kind of business and works in almost every browser on any computer. Google Meet is fully integrated with G Suite system, so you can join meetings directly from a Calendar event or email invite. All of the important event details are right there when you need them, whether you’re joining from a computer, phone, or conference room. If you’re using Google calendar you can create an event and add a Google meet from within the app, no other links or software required or complex logins to work with. You can sync with other booking platforms like we have and Calendly, so when people book in they can get their Secure Meeting link via email when they book in automagically.
I have Microsoft Office, cant I use Teams or Skype or even Zoom?
We tried and didn’t find it work out well and more work to make it seamless for clients. Teams are made for in house meetings, we didn’t find the connections worked all that well. Zoom gets expensive fast for small businesses and another subscription, but it’s also more work creating one-off meetings, links and passwords to keep it secure. While people are becoming more engaged with Zoom and understanding it, it doesn’t make a good solution. Skype is being turned off soon and reaching its end of the life cycle with MS, so we’re not investing our time and resources into this either.
Meet works inside MS Outlook, you can install the Meet add-on and even the Calendly Addon for MS Office. So when you’re in writing up an email you can create a secure link there and then if needed.
Automation is king here
We like tools that work and create simple systems and connections that make our life easier. Getting our data to seamless flow and connect is important so the contact information we have is up to date and relevant for us to work with clients. We want to make sure the system we implement don’t just work but also make our work life easier and work simply and easily for clients also.