How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

The Google Meet (Hangouts) app is a new video conferencing app from Google, and is one of the two apps set to replace the Hangouts app for G-Suite users. Right now, anyone can download the Google Meet (Hangouts) app and start using it, but if we follow Google’s flow, G-Suite members will have to transition to the new apps before the individual users.

In this tutorial, we will tell you step-by-step, how you can get started with the Google Meet (Hangouts) on your Android device.

Stage 1 – Download and Install the Google Meet (Hangouts)

The Google Meet (Hangouts) app is free for download on the Play Store, so anyone can use this right now. But, there is a small catch. If you have a G-Suite account, you can set up video calls. If you are an individual user, you can only join conferences. Keep that in mind while downloading the app. Click here to go to the download page for the Google Meet (Hangouts) app on the Play Store.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Now, install the app on your Android device and sign in with your G-Suite account or @gmail.com account. The interface for both users will be the same with one key difference.

If you sign in with a G-Suite account, you will get a ‘+’ button, which will help you set up your own video calls and conferences.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

If you sign in with an individual account, you will not get the ‘+’ button. The rest of the interface will remain the same.

 

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How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Now, let’s take a look at how to use the Google Meet (Hangouts) app.

Stage 2 – Using the Google Meet (Hangouts) app on Android

Starting a Video Call/Conference

Step 1. Open the Google Meet (Hangouts) app on your Android device. If you have signed in with a G-Suite account, you will be able to start your own conference. Individual users cannot start their own video conference on the Google Meet (Hangouts) app just yet.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 2. Now, click on the ‘+’ button on the main screen.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 3. You will now see a pop-up window with the meeting details. Click on the share option in the window to share the meeting invite with your colleagues and friends.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 4. Once the desired people accept the invite, you can now the conference as planned.

 

Step 5. Click on the Participants tab to check all the people currently on the call.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 6. Click on the chat tab to send a message to the whole group at once.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 7. Click on the ‘i’ tab to see the meeting details. You can even invite more people to the conference by tapping on the share option in this tab.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

The interface is simple to understand and very very simple to use.

Joining a Video Conference

Step 1. Open the Google Meet (Hangouts) app on your Android device.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 2. Click on the ‘three-line’ icon to reveal the menu.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 3. Tap on the ‘Use a meeting code’ option.

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How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 4. Now, enter the meeting code or nickname and then click on the ‘Join meeting’ button.

 

How to use Google Meet (Hangouts) on Android

 

Step 5. You will now be patched into the meeting.

The ability to join a meeting is available by default in both G-Suite and individual user accounts.

This is how you can get started with the Google Meet (Hangouts) app on your Android device.