Google Meet now lets you discreetly switch from desktop to phone. Here’s how. from Mashable

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Finally, long-overdue feature comes to Google Meet.

On Wednesday, Google announced a new update for its video conferencing and calling platform Google Meet, which lets users switch devices while connected to a call without dropping the stream. Essentially, this allows users to seamlessly swap between their desktop and mobile devices without other users in the Google Meet knowing about it.

With this update, Google Meet brings a feature to its platform that at least one competitor, Zoom, has had for at least a few years now.

How to use the Google Meet device swapping feature

To swap devices, you must be in an active Google Meet call on either desktop or mobile.

Next, open the page for that specific Google Meet on their secondary device. On that page, users will see an option to “Switch here.” Selecting that option will transfer the Google Meet call to their second device — and then drop the call on the first device once the transfer completes.

Google Meet users will even have the ability to remain on the call on both devices by going to “Other joining options” and choosing “Join here too.”

The feature works on desktop computers as well as Android and iOS devices like smartphones and tablets.

This new Google Meet feature makes so much sense, one has to wonder how it wasn’t launched years ago when everyone was working at home while juggling family life with their kids. But, it’s here now. So, take advantage of your ability to travel around during a Google Meet call if needed. Nobody will know!

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