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Technology Google Meet now has a ‘meet.new’ shortcut for quickly starting new video conferences

08:20  20 june  2020
08:20  20 june  2020 Source:   theverge.com

Google’s Meet teleconferencing service now adding about 3 million users per day

  Google’s Meet teleconferencing service now adding about 3 million users per day That’s up from two million per day earlier this month“Last week, we surpassed a significant milestone,” said Pichai on today’s earnings call. “We are now adding roughly 3 million new users each day and have seen a thirty-fold increase in usage since January. There are now over 100 million daily Meet meeting participants.

Google is rolling out a new meet . new shortcut for starting Google Meet video conferences more quickly , similar to the docs. new shortcuts it Google first launches its . new shortcuts back in 2018 for its G Suite tools; last year, the company announced that it would be expanding the system to

Last year, Google introduced ‘. new ’ links to create blank documents in the web. Following this week’s Gmail integration, Google Meet is now the latest G Suite app to get a similar shortcut to immediately start a call.

Google is expanding its .new browser shortcuts to Google Meet, its video conferencing service that the company has heavily expanded in recent months due to a huge influx of users looking to stay connected in COVID-19 quarantines, via 9to5Google.

Jason Saunders, Aaron Mathias, Mirejah Cruz posing for a photo © Photo courtesy Google

Like the company’s docs.new, sheets.new, or slide.new shortcuts, typing “meet.new” into your browser will automatically open a new Google Meet session. It’s a small addition, but a useful one for anyone who uses the tool a lot.

Additionally, like with the Google Docs shortcuts, users can append numbers to designate between multiple accounts, so you could create a menubar bookmark of “meet.new/1” for your personal account, and “meet.new/2” for work.

Google first launches its .new shortcuts back in 2018 for its G Suite tools; last year, the company announced that it would be expanding the system to third-party companies, including Spotify (playlist.new).

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This is interesting!