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Google Meet will allow users to assign 25 co-hosts, limit screen sharing, safety measures

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  • Google Meet has been updated with several key requested features.
  • Co-hosts can utilize host controls and will have the ability to share screens.
  • It will give them the option to mute all participants with a single click.

Google is expanding meeting moderation controls in Google Meet with a range of new features. Google Meet users will now be able to assign up to 25 co-hosts per meeting, allowing them to access and utilize the host controls. Quick Access will now enable by default. This allows people who are scheduled for the meeting to quickly join using a mobile or desktop without requiring host approval.

The People Panel also gets a mini-update with the ability to search for people currently in the meeting. This is great for hosts as it allows them to quickly find the participant they want instead of having to navigate through the entire list. Google Meet for Android and the Web will start seeing the new features from August 16 while iOS users need to wait till August 30.

Google Meet: New Safety Measures

The update also introduces new safety features to avoid disruptions in a videoconference. Control allows hosts to choose who can automatically join a meeting and who needs to request permission first. Users can also do things like block anonymous users from joining or only let invited participants join without asking — ensuring only people who are suppose to be in a meeting are actually there.

Similarly, the Quick access settings feature would be available for Google Workspace Essentials, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Business Standard, Business Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers. However, it will not be available for Google Workspace Business Starter, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.

Additional hosts will also be able to use Meet’s new safety features to limit who can perform screen shares, send chat messages, and more – even down to muting all users and ending meetings with a single click.

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