If the past few years have taught us anything it is that we can do almost anything with Google Meet (or Zoom). Connecting and collaborating remotely has become the new norm. Google has launched an even easier way to collaborate within a Document, Slide, or Sheet. You can now create or join a Google Meet without leaving your Document! Check it out.
Access Meet within a Doc, Slide, or Sheet:
Open a Document, Slide, or Sheet.
Look at the top right corner for the Google Meet icon. Click on that icon.
If you want to create a meeting click on “Start new meeting”.
You will get a link to share. Share this out with anyone you want in the meeting.
If you want them in the same Document, Slide, or Sheet you can copy the code (the last characters after the …com/ in the address) so they can enter them as their join code. This will allow them to see the Document, Slide, or Sheet without having to “Present” the tab. You can still present, but there might not be a need. You can then all edit at the same time as well.
If you want to join an existing meeting click “Use a meeting code”.
Enter in the code you were given by the person who started the meeting. This will allow you to have the Document, Slide, or Sheet open and see other participants on the screen without having to share the screen.
You will see other participants on the far right. There are options, like a regular Meet, that you can adjust as well.
End (or leave) the meeting when you want as you would a regular Meet.
The benefits of running a Meet from a Document, Slide, or Sheet is that you can all edit the document and collaborate while seeing and hearing each other without the indeed to “present” and take over the screen. Having the small video feed on the right and the live Document front and center is perfect for live creation, editing, and collaboration!