Google Workspace users can now add up to 25 co-hosts for a virtual meeting. Google has shared an update via its Workspace blog post. “We’re expanding meeting moderation controls in Google Meet with several highly requested features” wrote Google in the post.
As per the post, Google is bringing three important changes to Google Meet for Workspace. First, users will be able to assign up to 25 co-hosts per meeting. It has also added safety features to limit who can share screens during a virtual meeting.
Second, meeting hosts will also be able to control who can send chat messages, end meetings and mute all users.
Third feature is the “Quick access” setting that offers easy control over who needs to request permission to join a meeting. “We hope these expanded controls make it easier for you to keep meetings productive, safe, and help prevent potential disruptions”, Google said.
These safety features till now were available to Google Workspace for Education customers. Now, they will be available for all Google Meet users on the desktop and mobile.
The quick access control will be turned on by default for most Google Workspace users. When quick access is enabled, meeting participants from your domain can automatically join the meeting from a mobile or desktop device, and by dialing in.
In case the quick access is disabled, the host must join the meeting first. Further, only invited participants can join without asking. All other attendees and those dialing in must ask to join the meeting. No anonymous users will be able to join the meeting and only the host can dial out of the meeting.
When will these new features become available
Android and web users will get the new features starting August 16. It will have a gradual roll out with up to 15 days feature visibility. Google Meet on iOS users will start receiving the new features from August 30.