Google Meet Appeared In Gmail For Android
In the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which led to a surge in the popularity of video communications, Google began actively integrating the Google Meet service into its products. This week, the queue affected Gmail for Android-there was a separate tab that allows you to make and receive calls directly inside the app. Previously, a similar feature was added to the iOS version of Gmail.
On the Meet tab, you can view your call history, schedule a video meeting in your calendar, get a link, or join a conference that has already started using a special code. Before you participate in a conversation, you can find out which account you are logging in to, and share the screen with another user.
If desired, you can hide the Meet tab in the app settings. The updated version of Gmail (2020.06.28.320626991) will be available to all users in the next 15 days.
The company announced a major redesign of Gmail last week. The need for changes that will affect the "cloud" package of G Suite services was explained by the transition of millions of users around the world to remote work and the lack of flexibility, as well as low integration of existing solutions for internal corporate communications.
In addition to Meet video calls, in the future, Gmail will allow you to quickly share documents and other files in the Google Drive cloud service, forward chats by email to your Inbox, search for chats without leaving Gmail and set the "do not disturb" status.