How to Take Advantage of the New Features of Google Meet?

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If you have the soul of an entrepreneur and are looking for a way to start a business, here we explain how to take advantage of the new Google Meet feature to broadcast live .

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If there is something positive that we can take from the pandemic, it is the fact that it allowed us to work longer from home. Since then, this modality has been maintained and many people bet on making video calls so as not to go to the office so often. Google is aware of these little details, and that's why it continues to add more features to its Google Meet app.

For those who don't know yet, the tech giant decided to merge Duo with Google Meet to implement new tools for a better video calling experience. In recent days, they enabled the option of 'live sharing', a function that allows users to transmit and share any audiovisual content on the web.

Likewise, it is worth mentioning that this novelty is also compatible with YouTube, Spotify and with the inclusion of some online video games. In other words, during the video call in real time it will be possible to watch videos, listen to music, and even play games while interacting with the other participants. In addition, among the new features, there will also be the ability to add polls or a question and answer section.

How do I access this new Google Meet feature? Easy, by clicking on the “Activities” tab that they recently added. Once there, you select the associated service so that it can be shared live. It should be noted that in the case of Spotify, so far, its integration is only allowed for Premium users and with the possibility that two to five participants can join the video call.

A Potential to Start a Business

First, it's important to remember that live sharing is currently available only to Google users who have a paid service. Obviously, this could change in the future, but that is where the potential to start your own business lies. So if you are a content creator, teacher or gamer, you could dynamically generate some income.

It is no secret to anyone that we live in a time when streaming attracts a large audience, and that is essential for content creators. Until not long ago, Google Meet had a scope that was limited to around 100 people in a video call, but after the possibility of making sessions through YouTube, this figure can be multiplied. In addition, with the option of live translated subtitles, communication with people from other countries would be easier.

Similarly, for the so-called gamers, a new option would be opened to attract new audiences. Although there are several platforms for streaming, the new features of Google Meet allow a more fluid, direct transmission without so many errors as it is synchronized with YouTube. And if what they are looking for is a more personal interaction with their subscribers, interesting video games such as UNO! Or Heads Up!

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For their part, those who could get the most out of a possible business would be the teachers, either to teach classes or some type of course. Beyond the advantages already mentioned, at this point the option of automatic transcriptions of the video call to a document in Google Docs would be added. Of course, the teacher will have the possibility to edit or review these transcripts before sharing them with their students.

In short, the new features of Google Meet open the door to another way to start a “be your own boss” style business. As it is a paid application, it will not be necessary to depend on advertising and thus the tedious advertisements will be avoided. Although it still has a long way to go, its outlook is becoming more promising as more updates are added.