Google Meet reintroduces HangOuts feature


Google Meet is Google’s Zoom-like video conferencing provider. Meet’s predecessor used to permit broadcasting calls to YouTube, and Google is now bringing it again. Yes, Meet has reintroduced Google Hangouts.

Meet comprises functions no longer noticed in Hangouts, together with as real-time captioning and capacity for as much as 250 contributors and 100,000 reside circulate watchers. Hangouts handiest permits video calls with a most of 25 folks. Google customers might get started a gathering by means of going to satisfy.google.com, or conferences can also be scheduled forward of time the use of Google Chat or Google Calendar.

Google stated this week that it will start providing the technique to reside circulate a gathering to YouTube with out the use of some other program which might be in most cases important for streaming (like OBS). The capability will probably be out there from the Activities panel, underneath a brand new Live Streaming choice.

The reside streaming capacity is analogous (if no longer an identical) to Hangouts on Air, which used to permit customers to without delay circulate Hangouts calls to YouTube. Hangouts at the Air was once misplaced within the shuffle as soon as Hangouts turned into Hangouts Meet, and ultimately Google Meet. Google decommissioned it in 2019.

According to Google, the aptitude is to be had to all at the moment supported Google Workspace accounts and private Google (Gmail) accounts, however it’ll take a couple of days to achieve everybody. Live streaming might not be to be had to these with older G Suite or Workspace ‘Essentials’ accounts.

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