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IT Update: Google Meet: Dial-in & Dial-out with your phone

Last Updated: May 08, 2018 08:43AM EDT

Today, we're celebrating the marriage of the two most popular remote forms of communication here at Search: the telephone and Google Meet.

From today, you will now be able to both dial into and call someone directly from a Google Meet session. The dial-in info will appear when you start the meeting and when you schedule one too.

So how do I use this?

When you first enter a meeting, you will see the dial-in info when you first log on. It will also appear when you click in the bottom left hand corner to view the meeting details.

Also, when you create a meeting and add your first attendee, the info will also be in the invite, both on your screen and when the meeting request is sent.

When you start the meeting

During the meeting

On your calendar

To call in from wherever you are that you are unable to connect via Meet, dial the number given, wait for the beep, and enter the meeting ID just as you would for any other conference call. If people are having trouble, there is as you can see a dial-out feature as well.

The number given will be, by default, local to you when a number is available. However, other numbers that may be more local to your attendees will also be available on their invites when received.

May the marriage of the phone and Google Meet be long and fruitful. Special note that you must create a new meeting to get the phone numbers; they will not be added to meetings already scheduled.

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