This article was published on June 18, 2020

Here’s the quickest way to start a Google Meet call

Here’s the quickest way to start a Google Meet call

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Back in 2018, Google introduced a super-fast way of creating a new Google Docs file from anywhere in a browser. Typing in in the URL box creates a new document. starts a new spreadsheet. creates a new note. And so on and so forth.

Now you can use the same trick to start a Hangouts Google Meet call from any browser. Just type in in the URL box and you’ll immediately create a new room and be provided a URL to share with others.

The feature update was tweeted out by G Suite vice president Javier Soltero today:

Granted, it only saves you a few seconds over going to and tapping ‘start a meeting,’ but my ditzy brain is always forgetting the right URL ( Nope). is easier to remember, and easier to suggest to your tech-illiterate friend who has no idea how to start a video call.

The feature update comes just a couple of days after Google embedded Meet into the Gmail app — the company is clearly ramping up its efforts to try to steal some market and mind share from Zoom.

Unfortunately, does not work yet, but a man can dream.

Via 9to5Google

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