Due to COVID-19, Google’s video conference tool Google Meet is soaring with daily usage now 25x higher than in January and day-over-day growth exceeding 60%.
Here are the top 10 extensions you can install to make your Google Meet experience even better:
No more switching windows in your next video call! This is the ultimate extension to capture meeting notes, just you or with other people in the meeting with live collaboration (just like Google Docs, but built for the purpose of meetings)
The notes are saved automatically against the right event in your calendar and you can easily access them from Google Calendar as well.
PS: Once the extension is installed, you have to sign in with your Google account in order to take notes.
This is the one-stop tool to give your Google Meet super powers. It comes with dozens of features from push to talk, auto join, quick leave and much, much more!
Use this meeting enhancement suite with over 200,000 other remote workers to make your work from home lives better.
Celebrate during your Google Meet meetings with the Google Meet Party Button Extension.
Instead of having happy hour at the pub, use the party button to celebrate your major wins! The party button adds visual effects of confetti that explodes across the screen.
Tired of not being able to see all of your meeting pals?
Google Meet Grid View adds a toggle to use a grid layout for Google Meets. Grid view gives all participants an equal sized video without pinning the primary speaker.
The options include using your own video, highlight who is speaking and hide those that aren’t using video!
Quick emoji reactions for muted meeting members.
When Nod is switched on, you can now ‘raise your hand’ (figuratively) to let the host know you want to speak.
You can also send real-time reactions that show up on the meeting screen like ‘laugh’, ‘wow’, ‘hmm’ and ‘thumbs up’.
Do you meetings always run overtime? Or do you struggle to keep track of how long a meeting has been going for?
Google Meet Call Timer is exactly what its name alludes to, a timer for your Google Meets!
When active, the timer shows up at the top right hand corner of the screen where you can set a time for when a meeting starts and ends. You will also be shown the length of the session once it has ended.
For all of you RPG gamers out there, Google Meet Dice Roller allows you to roll dice in your Google Meet meetings.
By typing certain commands in the chat window, you can roll a die with any number of sides and as many times as you’d like. You can also add conditions of success and apply mathematical operations to your dice rolls.
Have you ever wondered who actually showed up to your meeting or class?
Attendance for Google Meet is a simple tool used to record who showed up to your Google Meet session. In the extension you can separate expected participants into different groups, view participants active status and even export the data into a spreadsheet.
9. Meet Launch
With Meet Launch, you can access Google Meet faster than ever!
All you have to do is open a new tab and easily launch Google Meet by clicking on the icon.
Just like using Zoom, Google Meet Breakout Rooms allows the host to split the primary meeting group into multiple subgroups.
It comes with a lot of features such as move between rooms with ease and view them in tiled or tab format, add people to different rooms and close rooms just to name a few.
Bonus: 11. Dualless
Dualless is the free dual monitor you’ve always wanted. The chrome add-on allows you to split your browser into two. The ratio of the split can also be changed to suit your needs (e.g. 3:7, 5:5, 7:3).
Extension aside, we're building Meetric: a Google Meet-integrated product for actionable meeting notes, automatically organised and connected to your calendar, check it out.