In the remote working era, Google Meet and Zoom are the most popular and top contenders. Both of them are best for virtual meetings, events, and team collaboration. And what could be better news other than that Zoom Rooms will be supporting the Google Meet interoperability feature on all its platforms?
In 2022, Zoom and Google Meet introduced a new interoperability feature. It enables users to join Google Meet meetings from Zoom Rooms as well as Zoom Meetings from Google Meet hardware. The feature could be used via calendar invite or by entering the meeting code on both platforms.
However, this isn’t the first time Google Meet has united with other video conferencing platforms for consumer benefit. It had earlier announced similar bi-directional interoperability with Cisco Webex devices called Pexip. The Pexip Google Meet interoperability enabled users to join Meet calls through third-party video conferencing devices. But the collaboration with Zoom is the biggest yet, as they are two of the most widely used videoconferencing platforms worldwide.
What is Bi-directional interoperability?
With the move to a hybrid workplace, companies need to bridge the gap between locations and devices. Thus, facilitating more immersive connections between their people, partners, and customers. But along with the new two-way Zoom and Meet interoperability for conference rooms, Google has announced Companion Mode, assigning room devices to breakout rooms, and quickly framing in-room participants as well.
Users with Zoom Rooms and Google Meet devices will be able to communicate seamlessly. With this feature, both Meet and Zoom Rooms participants can take part in meetings.
This amazing move by Google will benefit organizations connecting conference rooms to partners, customers, and other groups that use different conference platforms internally. It’s incredible when two rivals work together for the good of their users. If more tech giants did this, there would be a lot less frustration and fragmentation across the board.
Therefore, as one of the most prominent organizations in the collaboration industry, Google aims to make communication between users of different platforms more accessible through the bi-directional interoperability feature. And the best thing is that all of this is available at no extra cost.
How do Zoom and Google Meet integrations work?
Google has brought forward the interoperability trend by launching the interoperability feature. It could support more of the operating system for better connectivity and make it a standard process for usage. The two-way interoperability for conference rooms even expands Google's Meet-certified hardware beyond ChromeOS.
The interoperability feature will support all ChromeOS-based devices with the Meet app. Whereas Zoom Rooms will be supporting this Google Meet feature on all its platforms. Besides this confirmation, Google will also support additional products that will become available over time.
The bi-directional feature also enables administrators to turn on interoperability for registered devices in their organization and allow trusted devices to join cross-platform calls without knocking.
How does it work?
The simple steps for integrating Google Meet with Zoom are:
- Authenticate Zoom and Google Meet.
- Pick one of the apps as a trigger to kick off your automation.
- Choose a resulting action from the other app.
- Select the data you want to send from one app to the other.
That’s it! Now you’ll have more time to work on other things during the meeting.
Q. Can Zoom connect to Google Meet?
A. Yes, Zoom can be connected to Google Meet with the interoperability feature. Create meetings in Zoom and onboard attendees by syncing with other apps. You can also send instant messages to users or channels in Google Meet. Do much more by connecting Google Meet and Zoom.
Q. How do I add a Zoom video meeting to a Google Calendar event?
A. Follow these steps to add a Zoom meeting to your Google calendar:
- Sign in to the Google Calendar app.
- Tap the plus icon, then Event.
- Tap the Video Conferencing drop-down and select Zoom Meeting.
Google Calendar will add a Zoom meeting to your meeting details.
Q. How do I present a screen on Google Meet?
- The steps to present your screen on Google Meet are:
1. Open Google Meet and join a video meeting.
2. At the bottom, click "Present Now," and then select what you want to share: your entire screen- a window, or a tab.
3. Click "Share."
5. When you're done presenting, click Stop presenting.
Q. How do I share the Zoom screen on Google Meet?
A. To allow Google to share your screen, open System Preferences. And select "Security and Privacy."
Then, scroll to "Screen Sharing" and make sure you select "Google Chrome." You may be prompted to enter a password to change these settings.
Now, once you’re done with your computer settings, you can freely share your Zoom screen within the Google Meeting by selecting "Present Now" in the bottom right corner.