23 July 2020
Google Meet is now rolling out in Gmail for Android as well. As promised by Google, the integration went live this month on both the platforms iOS and Android, though the former received it first almost a week ago.
The new integration adds up a dedicated Meet tab in the Gmail app for Android so that you can access and hold meetings right away without leaving the app. The new tab will stay in the app by default, though users can always choose to hide the tab by disabling “Show the Meet tab for video calling” in the app’s settings.
The global rollout of the Google Meet inside the Gmail for Android has begun on July 20 but it will take some time to reach you. The new feature is available to all G Suite customers and users with personal accounts.
Note that the Google Meet is already available on the web and it brings the same functionality to the Gmail mobile app as well. While announcing about the future rollout in June, Google made a note that as we get closer to launch it may happen that clicking on a Meet link will take you directly to the Gmail app to join the meeting. However, if you are inside the Meet app already, you will still stay in Meet and note be redirected to the Gmail app.
This is not the only change Gmail for G Suite is getting. Google has some big plans to make the app one right place for business services. Google is looking to bring Google Chat, Docs, and even Rooms integration to Gmail’s iOS and Android apps.
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