Google Meet allowed users to live stream their meetings to YouTube, starting from Monday, noting that other new features are underway for the next 15 days.
Admins will be able to choose whether they would like to enable live streaming, as well as streaming permissions for meeting participants.
The Google Workspace team said: “Live streaming is useful in situations where you want to present information to large audiences outside of your organization, giving them the opportunity to pause and replay as needed or view the presentation at a later time.”
The feature will be available to Google Workspace Individual users, Google One Premium plan members in selected regions, Google Workspace Enterprise Starter, Standard and Plus packages, and Education Plus, Teaching, and Learning Upgrade customers.
In previous remarks, Google announced that it is going to merge the two popular audio and video calling platforms; Duo and Meets into one app this year.
The platforms will be merged in a two-step process. First, Duo will have all the features of Meets, a step that will take place in the coming weeks. Second, the audio platform will be renamed Google Meets later this year.
“In the coming weeks, we’re adding all the Google Meet features to the Duo app, so users can easily schedule a video meeting at a time that works for everyone, or continue using video calling to instantly connect with a person or group,” the statement read.
In addition, the company said: “Later this year, we’ll rename the Duo app to Google Meet, our single video communications service across Google that is available to everyone at no cost.”