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 the “Miro board” and it runs alongside the existing Meet window that shows active participants and other features like chatting and raising hands.

New or pre-made Miro boards can be displayed in a call, and existing boards can be attached to meeting invitations. Guest access allows those without an account to save 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 be accessed without having to open a new window and lose sight of the call participants.

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Use Miro in Google Meet

Google Workspace Education administrators will need to enable the Miro integration, while all other Google Workspace editions have it enabled by default. It's also available for personal accounts and older G Suite Basic and Business accounts. Google Family Link accounts and users under the age of 18 won't have access to Miro, at least for now.

It will be available in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, but other browsers like Safari are not supported "at this time." 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 a new tab), Google Workspace Group Product Manager Jennifer Shen explained how the company's goal is to "deliver powerful collaboration experiences where your teams are already working together, reducing the change of context, so that they can create and achieve more together.”

As businesses have turned to video conferencing suites lately to facilitate hybrid work routines, Google Meet has launched over 100 new features, including raising hands, polls, Q&As, sub-translated titles, and breakout rooms. which the company said helped make their appeals better understood. .

The company is set to expand its third-party solutions "over the next few quarters" with other collaboration and productivity tools.

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