Since the beginning of the global pandemic time, the demand for collaboration services and video conferencing has seen a drastic increase but there is one service that got blown away by the wind of success and reached the top and that is Google Meet. It is not just limited to audio and video calling, screen sharing, and grid view but is a pack of a few special features added by the Google collaboration tool such as low-light mode, noise cancellation, and association with other services of Google such as Gmail, and good security. There’s just one functionality that is less noticed by the users i.e. Google Meet conducted on a PC can be done only with the help of a browser.
The tools available on the web browser can help you to tweak a few services of your choice by using some tools available on the browser. Many users go for Google Chrome. Fortunately, many developers have made a few extensions that you can use to conduct a Google Meet on chrome to enhance your experience, just the way you experience it on Zoom. In this article, we will be discussing a few Google Meet Chrome extensions you can try to conduct a smooth Google Meet.
Top 10 Google Meet Chrome Extensions You Can Try
As you can access Google Meet directly on any browser, you can fasten the access time with just a few clicks with the help of extensions. The extensions add new features to the current ones to change the behavior of the application. Let’s discuss the extensions one by one:
Google Meet Enhancement Suite
To use Google Meet efficiently, you can use Google Meet Enhancement Suite as it is a one-stop finding extension. It add-on numerous amazing features for increasing the functionality just like Zoom.
The additional features comprise automatic muting of the microphone, switching off the video before the user joins a meeting, and enabling the captions. You also have an option to begin or quit the meeting quickly, flip the camera, remove everyone who is in the meeting, and turn on the dark mode or DND mode.
Google Meet Push To Talk
This extension works the same way a walkie-talkie does, just hold on to the button to talk and release the button to mute. You can also create a hotkey and assign the same function. The ‘Push-to-talk’ extension helps the user to mute and unmute during any meeting without twitching much.
Google Meet Party Button
If you use this extension, it will add confetti effects on the screen for celebrating any achievement, birthday, or event. This extension will help you to create a welcoming atmosphere while conducting any meeting.
Call Timer For Meet
Have you ever run out of time while conducting any meeting? If yes, it’s because you are not able to track down the time of your meeting. To add on the feature of a timer in your Google Meet, there’s an extension named ‘Time for Google Meet‘. It will help you to track down the time of your meeting.
After enabling it, you’ll see a timer at the top-right side of the screen along with the clock, chats tab, and participant’s tab. There’s an option that will help you to set a particular time whenever you will start any meeting. As soon as the meeting ends, you’ll see the total time of the meeting.
You can use ‘Dualless’ for splitting up the browser window into two resembling screens. If you want to have multiple monitor functionality without having another screen, you should try Dualless.
After enabling the extension, you’ll see your browser window splitting into two screens that will be providing you an option of selecting the ratio of both the screen that you want. The second window can be used as a note-making screen while attending the meeting. But it can be distracting as well.
This extension assists AI meetings that transcribe in recording the meetings making it easier for everyone to search for any kind of meeting. You can easily bring on the AI subordinate to the events of the Google calendar or you can attach the calendar with the Fireflies to join automatically in the scheduled meeting.
- To conduct a Google meet on PC via chrome, you should use the extension ‘Fireflies’ that will help you in recording and transcribing the meeting from Chrome. After the meeting ends, the recording will get saved in the dashboard of the Fireflies.
- If any of your teammates missed the meeting, you can share the recorded meeting. You can even switch on the association to applications such as Dropbox, Slack, and Salesforce for shifting the meetings there.
Google Meet Grid View
Google Meet has a limit on displaying the active participants on the screen. But if you will use the ‘Grid View’ extension, it will add a button on the top-right side of the screen that will help you to see multiple grids of active participants. Every participant will receive a rectangular display of equal size. While organizing any meeting on any platform, participants are required to follow the etiquette of online meetings. If you use this extension and enable the grid view, you’ll see the video of every participant. You can enhance your meetings as well because this extension will help you to highlight the speaker who’s currently delivering the speech and will not show non-active participants.
You can add at least 100 participants in a single meeting for free. Checking out on each person from such a huge number is difficult. You can’t even call out the names of every single participant to cross-check their presence. Therefore, you can use the extension named ‘Meet Attendance‘ to solve the problem of attendance in a Google Meet. Before starting the meeting, list down the expected invitees. The extension will find out who among the expected invitees joined and for how long they attended the meeting. The complete data of the participants including their name, meeting duration, and active status is exported into a spreadsheet.
Reactions To Google Meet
If the speaker is delivering the speech and in the middle of the session any participant intrudes, the host has an option to mute the participants. At times, a participant might have a concern while the speaker is delivering his speech, there’s no such feature that can help them to raise their concerns.
That’s where ‘Reactions extension‘ is used. If you’ll use this extension, it will allow other participants to raise their hands as a signal to let the speaker and host know that they want to say something regarding the ongoing topic. Participants can also express other reactions as well such as thumbs up, clap, etc. and every joined person can see it.
Google Meet Breakout Rooms
For bifurcating the primary group of meeting into numerous subgroups, the host can use the function of the breakout room. To segregate the different teams present in the same meeting, this function can be used.
- Google Meet native function does not have this feature, unlike Zoom. But you still have a choice of using this feature if you are conducting a meeting on chrome and using the extension of ‘Google Meet breakout rooms‘. One single click will enhance the productivity of your meeting.
- The host can easily move across from one meeting room to another and can check out them in the form of a tab format as well. The host can add participants in every subgroup, can end or close the rooms, remove all the joined participants from a room, can broadcast a message in all the rooms at a single time, etc.
The native features of Google Meet are not enough for enhancing the productivity and environment of any official online meeting. The role of Extension plays an important role but only if you are conducting any Google meet on a web browser such as Chrome. As we have discussed the best Google Meet Chrome extensions you can try and you can try anyone that fits the best for you.