Google has recently announced that it is adding a new tab in Gmail dedicated to Google Meet. Thanks to this new introduction, Gmail users will not have to use a separate Google Meet app to participate in meetings as they can easily access Meet from a large tab in the main Gmail interface. Google has taken into account that many users might not like the huge bar at the bottom of their screens so it will also give them the choice to hide the Meet tab from the settings menu.
The tab will allow users to get meeting links, start a meeting, and an option to 'Join with a code.'
Given the rising demand for video chatting apps during the COVID -19 pandemic, Google made Meet available for free for users and soon added it to Gmail. In the upcoming days, the Meet tab will be available for all iOS and Android users through which they can join meetings quickly.
Even Google Calendar entries now have giant blue buttons for Meet as Google wasted no time integrating it with Gmail. Pairing the two is a big move against its competitors including Zoom. Zoom has been a popular choice for videoconferencing and both Google and Microsoft have been adding new features and shifting to free services to overtake the giant video chat app.