The wait is over, because Google Meet users will now be able to join Zoom calls right from their own devices without having to install the Zoom client.
At first Announced last October Set to launch in late 2022, Google finally announced that users will now be able to join Zoom calls from compatible devices. Specifically, Zoom Meetings from Google Meet devices, and Google Meet meetings from Zoom Rooms.
While this may be welcome news for companies that prefer to use Google Meet as their video conferencing platform, but interact with other organizations using Zoom, there are some caveats.
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“Zoom interoperability supports basic video conferencing features. Some advanced features, such as polls, wired presentation, and dual screen support may not be available when using a Meet device to join Zoom meetings and vice versa,” an excerpt from the Google Workspace blog (Opens in a new tab) is reading.
The company is set to support scheduled join entries and join via code, and users will also be able to bypass the waiting room if the host so desires.
Arguably the most welcome news is that users won’t need to upgrade their package in order to join Zoom calls, and it’s set to be a free feature for all eligible users, which includes all Google Workspace and G Suite accounts.
Account administrators will be able to disable the feature, but it will be automatically enabled as standard. These admin settings have already started rolling out but may take up to a week to appear in some accounts, and end users will have access from January 26, 2023. Similarly, the feature will become available for Zoom users wishing to join Google Meet calls on January 26.
Besides, Google Meet already supports interoperability between itself and Cisco Webex, making it one of the most versatile platforms for many business users.