The pandemic left for many the option between leaving for zoom or by Meet for your meetings with friends, family or work. But now the forced choice will come to an end, because Google announced the compatibility between the two video conferencing applications.
This function will arrive at the end of this 2022 giving the option to join a meeting from one platform to another by addressing it from the calendar or with the event code.
“This means that Zoom Rooms you will be able to join Google Meet meetings, and the devices of GoogleMeet will be able to join Zoom Meetingseither directly from the Zoom Room or a calendar at the touch of a button, or by entering a meeting code.
From Meet to Zoom and from Zoom to Meet
This is not the first time that Google’s video call platform, since last year it also made an alliance with the devices cisco-webex. All this is the result of hybrid work and the consolidation of these applications.
For timelessness with zoom Several factors will have to be taken into account, because initially this app “will be compatible with all devices Meet based in Chrome OS”, although more products will be supported later.
While going from Meet to Zoom will be supported on all available platforms. In addition, administrators will have the power to “turn on interoperability for registered devices in your organization” and allow trusted devices to join cross-platform calls without calling.
All this as a result of a plan to strengthen this hybrid work format that was consolidated in a pandemic in many parts of the world.
“Organizations need to bridge the gap between locations and devices, and enable more immersive connections between their people, partners and customers. It is especially important in conference rooms and shared spaces where video calls are made more frequently with the return to the office, “he said. Dave Citron, product manager of Google Workspace.
Along with this announcement, the company also confirmed an alliance with Poly Y Logitech so that your products are the first with Meet based in Androidalthough they will be able to use third-party video conferencing platforms, having the option to migrate to the Google application by adding a license for these devices.
Google Meet transcribes video calls
The tool records and transcribes everything said in a meeting. In this way, users can use the text version to thoroughly analyze all the information provided during the call to avoid missing important information.
Automatic transcripts currently only work for meetings in English. Nevertheless, Google promises to add support for four more languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French and German) starting in 2023.
The amazing thing about Google Meet’s new automatic transcription tool is that it’s even easier to implement. All chat logs are saved as text in a file. Google Docs for each user account.
Google makes sure that the transcripts allow us to provide statistical information and other functions based on these records. But they are not yet available, nor is it entirely clear how they will be implemented or what their scope will be.
As is often the case with this type of tool, its usefulness depends on each scenario or user. Those who participate in Google Meet meetings that tend to be several minutes each day may find it more interesting to use than others.