Download Google Meet for PC, Windows and OS X
Google, in the latest move, has made Google Meet free and you can now download Google Meet for PC and Laptop, following this guide.
Google Meet or Hangouts Meet Previously, the app was for premium users via GSuite membership. And now that the world is faced with a pandemic, most of the people are working from home. Whether offices or educational institutions, everywhere the importance and need for online video conference applications have gone up. Keeping in view the need, Google has made its premium Google Meet application free. It is aimed at handheld devices and you can easily install it on your Android and iOS devices via Google Play and iTunes.
And since the app has gone free, you can even install and use it on PC/Laptop. However, the process is a bit different from handheld devices and you need an Android Emulator to run it. If you haven’t come across Emulators, these are basically virtual machines that run the Android OS on your PC/Laptop. This enables you to run Google Meet on Windows running PC/Laptop and OS X powered Macbook/iMac. You can download Google Meet for PC or Laptop, following the instructions provided in the section later learn more about the features below.
Few Words on Google Meet
There are a number of online video conferencing, Zoom being widely used nowadays. However, many have been skeptic about the privacy of the Zoom app. Aside from that, the Zoom only allows you to connect with up to 100 people. On the other hand, with Google Meet, you can connect and hold meetings up to 250 people. This makes Google Meet one of the best online video conferencing apps and since it has now gone free, it may be a perfect choice for you. Coming to the features, like the rest of the similar apps, Google Meet is all about securely connecting people remotely and create/join high-quality video meetings.
As for the other features, security appears to be the main concern that has been taken into account. The video meeting in Google Meet is encrypted in transit and with that, there are anti-abuse measures in place. And then there are real-time captions powered by Google’s very own speech-to-text technology. Also, you can share your screen, documents, and slides. So, basically Google Meet has all the features and much more than the contemporary video conference applications. It is secure, allows you to connect with up to 250 people, and even attend video seminars remotely.
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Since its release up until the recent move by Google, Google Meet was a premium app. And now that it has gone free, and better in many aspects, it would be a good choice for all you who are working remotely. On your handheld devices, you can easily install it via app stores, whereas to download Google Meet for PC or Laptop, do follow the instructions provided below.
Install Google Meet for PC and Laptop
- First, you need to install an Android Emulator in order to run the app.
- You can download Bluestacks or Nox player.
- Next, set up the Emulator using your Google Account.
- After setting up, launch the Emulator and open Play Store.
- Type, “Google Meet” without the quotes and click on the search button adjacent to the search bar.
- From the search results, click on the Google Meet app icon to install it on your PC/Laptop.
- Once the installation completes, you will find the Google Meet under the All Apps section.
- That’s it.
Note that in order to run the game, you will have to open it in inside Emulator as it will not work system-wide. In case you are having trouble downloading Google Meet for PC, reach us through comments.