Google Meet’s companion mode allows you to share your screen with someone else, so they can see what you’re doing on your computer and provide input or help. This can be useful if you want to show someone how to use a specific program, or if you want to collaborate on something with another person who isn’t in the same room as you. If you want to see how this works, just follow these instructions. How to Use Google Meet’s Companion Mode
Part 1: What is Google Meet?
Google Meet is a video conferencing tool owned by Alphabet’s GOOG, +0.77% GOOGL, +0.85% G Suite that lets you connect with up to 15 people at a time and includes video calling, screen sharing and voice/video messaging functions. In addition, it has been upgraded with a new feature called companion mode that allows anyone who joins your meeting to see what you see on your laptop screen in real time.
Part 2: Adding a Person
You can add a person by searching for their name or email address. Once you’ve added that person, they’ll receive an email invite asking them to join your Meet video call. As long as they accept, you’ll be able to see them in your video feed once they join.
Part 3: Starting Calls with a Group
How to Start a Hangout on Air from Your Phone or Computer: The first step in creating a hangout on air is starting your meeting. You can start meetings by going live from your computer, a mobile device, or even calling into your meeting if you’re coming from a phone. These steps apply to starting calls via voice or video. If you want more information about how to set up your hangout on air and manage participants and viewers, visit our Hangouts On Air guide.
Part 4: Switching Roles During a Call
If you’re currently using or considering Google Meet for your team, there are some steps you can take that will help ensure that meetings run smoothly. The very first thing is to make sure you understand how companion mode works. This feature allows anyone with a personal gmail account to get involved in a meeting, even if they don’t have a google meet invite themselves.
Part 5: Additional Features
Regardless of whether or not you’re doing a how-to guide, highlight some additional features your users might want to know about. This is a great way for them to get familiar with what you offer and could draw interest from readers. When I write these parts I usually assume users will read my content linearly (top down) rather than skipping around by section so try to structure it that way when possible.