In the future, using Google, you will be able to make 100 breakout rooms in a single call. Google has introduced this new feature on its ‘Meet’ video conferencing app. It aims at encouraging people to involve themselves in more engaged distance communication as participants can divide themselves into smaller groups during video calls.
This new feature will be of great help, especially for teachers who are conducting online classes. This is because they can divide their classes into smaller groups for specific discussions or projects. Participants will be able to join the initial meeting with ease after their smaller group discussions. This feature also allows moderators to juggle between various breakout sessions to review as well as participate in discussions. Participants can be moved manually into different breakout rooms.
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Any individual who holds a Google account can become a participant by joining the discussion via the web or the ‘Meet’ app. Only an event creator will have access to make breakout rooms. An admin control will not be applicable for this feature; it will be accessible by default. For now, this feature will be available for G-Suite Enterprise concerning educational customers. Google intends to launch the feature for other Google workspace editions later.
In April, Google announced that any individual with a Google account could initiate 100 meetings with a maximum of 100 people for free without any restrictions on time till the end of September. This policy has now been extended up to March 2021. Also, ‘Meet’ users get to host calls for a longer duration for free.
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