Thanks to a new Google Meet update, your weekly meetings and catch ups could soon be plastered all over the web.
The video conferencing platform has announced that users can now stream their video activity directly to YouTube, be it meetings, presentations or other content.
The news could raise the possibility that Handforth Parish Council are rivals for the novice Jackie Weavers everywhere, sharing internal meetings or presentations with the entire YouTube user base.
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In a Google Workspace update blog post (opens in new tab) announced the news, the company noted that the feature is not enabled by default, and an administrator must enable it first.
Users should also make sure their YouTube channel is pre-approved for live streaming, something the company warns can take up to 24 hours to sort out.
They can then start a live stream in Meet by navigating to the Activity panel > live streaming and selecting their channel from the list.
“Live streaming is useful in situations where you want to present information to a large audience outside of your organization so that they have the option to pause and replay, or view the presentation at a later date,” the company said.
The feature is now rolling out and will be available to Google Workspace Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers.
The move brings Google Meet up to speed with its major rival Zoom, which recently announced plans to let users stream meetings live on Twitch (opens in new tab). The change allows users to stream their meeting or webinar directly to Twitch, instead of manually configuring the stream as a custom live streaming service.
Google also recently announced a significant expansion of its Chat software, which will now support rooms with up to 8,000 members, which it says is ideal for bringing everyone in an organization into a central group for the rapid delivery of vital messages.