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%.
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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! We built this useful extension to easily capture meeting notes directly inside Google Meet.
With Meetric and its Chrome extension, 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.
2. Google Meet Enhancement Suite
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.
3. Google Meet Party Button
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.
4. Google Meet Grid View
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!
5. Reactions for Google Meet
Quick emoji reactions for muted meeting members.
With this extension, 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’.
6. Google Meet Call Timer
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.
7. Google Meet Dice Roller
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.
8. Attendance for Google Meet
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. Google Meet Breakout Rooms
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.
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).
For example, use Dualless to simultaneously take notes/record meeting actions and view your colleagues in Google Meet.
Want to be on top of your meetings?
Check out Meetric, the ultimate meeting notes app we built for leaders and senior managers with automatic organisation, lightspeed access, smart meeting history and more.