This is an experiment – setting up places where people can meet up online, to chat, discuss, work etc when they can’t meet in person. This is for people with either a laptop or a desktop computer with a webcam.
I am working out how to use this properly, so please be patient. As I understand it, there are two ways to join what google calls an ‘event’. If you have been added to the ‘guests’ (by sending me your email address at email@example.com and me adding you on) then you should just be able to click on the relevant link below. This may be the case, even if you haven’t been added as a guest, if you already have a google account set up.
On the other hand, if you are not a ‘guest’ and haven’t already go an account, then when you click on the link it will ask you to type in your name, after which you can ask to join the ‘meeting’.
If there is already somebody in the ‘meeting’ who has been added as a guest, they should be able to ‘admit’ you to the ‘meeting’. If there isn’t then nothing happens.
Once in the ‘meeting’ you can choose whether to enable your camera (letting other people see you) and/or your microphone (letting other people hear you) using the bar at the bottom of the screen.
‘Meetings’ I have set up so far (please send me any other suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rodmell chat https://meet.google.com/qin-meaq-ynf
- Virtual pub https://meet.google.com/jzt-tqyt-jzj
- Book group https://meet.google.com/qcd-qsdv-suh