Google has launched a new app called Meet by Google Hangouts, the latest in Google’s G Suite lineup of business products, and while the app isn’t up and running just yet on the App Store, the website meet.google.com does seem to shed some light on the new service, which designed to allow businesses to conduct HD video calls.
The Meet landing page looks something like the landing page for Google Hangouts, but it doesn’t allow users to start a call or chat. Instead, it simply allows users to enter a code to join a video call, and it shows meetings that you’ve already scheduled. While Hangouts has a 10-person limit, Meet supports HD video with up to 30 people.
The app itself seems to be built to make video calling on the go easy, as it offers dial-in numbers for travelers, and shows details about upcoming calls, including time, location, subject, and so on. A big, green “join” button also helps users attend a meeting straight from the phone.
Google has yet to officially announce Meet, and the mobile app is only live on the iTunes App Store for the time being. Launched yesterday, it has just started ranking in the U.S., at No. 1,177 in the Business category, according to data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. Its highest rank right now is in Ireland, at No. 375, also in the same category.
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