Google has made a lot of improvements to its video conferencing app, Google Meet, over the past few years. Over the years, the company has not only increased the number of people who can join a Google Meet call, but the company has also built in interoperability between Zoom and Meet and enabled the video feed of an individual to be turned off in an ongoing conference. Added ability to call. Apart from this, the company has also made it possible to present your slides directly in the meet. More recently, the company added the ability for users to co-present slides in a meeting on Google Meet.
This new feature allows multiple people to present at the meet at once. Simply put, the primary presenter can assign a co-presenter to be a co-presenter, who can then present slides with the primary presenter. Google wrote in a blog post that as the primary presenter, a user can assign participants to co-present with them. And as a co-presenter, a user can view the audience, presentation and slide controls in one window, navigate the presentation, and start and stop media within the presentation.
“This eliminates the need to ask a colleague to move to the next slide in a presentation, making changes easier and with a minimum of distraction,” Google wrote in a blog post.
“Additionally, this feature further bridges the gap between people working from different locations,” the company said.
However, there is a caveat. Google says the feature requires a computer with the Google Chrome browser, which means the co-presentation feature won’t work in Google Meet’s Android and iOS-based apps.
Google Meet co-presents a slide feature availability
As far as availability is concerned, this feature will be available only for Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Non-Profit customers.
How to co-present slides in Google Meet
For the primary presenter:
Step 1: In a Chrome tab or window, open the slide file you want to present.
Step 2: In a separate Chrome window, open Google Meet and join a video meeting.
Step 3: At the bottom of the meeting screen, click Present Now and then a tab.
Step 4: You can either present from the Google Meet tab, or present directly from the Slides tab.
Step 5: Select the Slide Presentation tab, then click Share.
Step 6: In Google Meet, at the bottom right of the screen, select Co-presenters.
Step 7: Click on Add Co-Presenter.
Step 8: Click More next to the person you want to select.
Step 9: Now click on Add as co-presenter option and then click on Add.
Once you are assigned as a co-presenter, you will be notified that the primary presenter has assigned you as a co-presenter and you will have control over the slide presentation, which you will see on the deck for everyone in the meeting. Allows you to navigate.
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