Google Meet has partnered with online visual collaboration platform Miro to enhance brainstorming and collaboration sessions on its video conferencing platform.
The interface is called a ‘Miro board’ and it runs alongside the existing Meet window that shows active participants and other functions such as chatting and hand-raising.
New or ready-made Miro boards can be displayed in a conversation and existing boards can be linked to meeting invitations. Guest access allows non-account holders to keep a board for up to 24 hours, but there are free and paid Miro accounts with more features.
Drawing tools, templates, digital sticky notes, and comments can all be accessed without opening a new window and seeing the participants in the conversation.
Using Miro in Google Meet
Google Workspace Education administrators must enable the Miro integration, while it is enabled by default for all other Google Workspace editions. It’s also available for older G Suite Basic and Business accounts, and personal accounts. Google Family Link accounts and users under the age of 18 will not be able to access Miro for the time being.
It will be available in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, but other browsers like Safari are not supported “at the moment”. The full rollout of the new collaboration tool began yesterday, July 13, 2022, with a 1-3 day window before users can see the integration.
In a blog post (opens in new tab) Google Workspace Group product manager Jennifer Shen explained that the company’s goal is to “provide powerful collaboration experiences in the places where your teams already collaborate — reducing context switching — so they can create and achieve more together.”
As businesses have recently moved to video conferencing suites to facilitate hybrid work routines, Google Meet has launched more than 100 new features, including hand-raise, polls, Q&A, translated captions, and breakout rooms, which the company says has helped drive more calls. including.
The company plans to expand its third-party solutions “in the coming quarters” to include further collaboration and productivity tools.