Most video calling apps assume that everyone logs in with their own account and from their own device, but that doesn’t happen if, for example, you’re in a meeting room with ten people. . using the same videoconferencing equipment. Two years ago, Google presented the solution: Google Meet Companion Mode, which in Spanish was translated as “Companion Mode”.
With the Google Meet add-on, meeting participants using a room’s video conferencing equipment can join separately from a second device as a second screen, thus having options to interact individually. Until now it was available in the web version and in the Nest Hub Max and now it concerns Android phones.
The mobile phone as a second screen in meetings
If everyone in a meeting is in the same room, then video conferencing is not necessary and if everyone is at home (or at their computer), then it is normal for everyone to enter with their own device. Complications arrive when some are in a meeting room and others are notsince those who share videoconferencing equipment (PC, camera, speakers, microphone, etc.) have a little more difficulty interacting individually except by speaking or continually passing the mouse and control from one to another ‘other.
The fact is that lately Google Meet has introduced more and more ways to interact in meetings besides speaking, such as reacting or simply raising your hand. Those who share a meeting room can access all these features from the companion modewhich allows you to access the meeting you are already in with a room’s video conferencing equipment, but with your own device.
This own device, which until now could only be a laptop and now can be your Android mobile, acts as a second screen
With this you can identify yourself in the meeting with your name, join the chat, send reactions, raise your handenable subtitles individually and view shared presentations on your own device.
This new feature is starting to arrive on Google Meet for Android from now on, although it may take a few weeks at most for it to be active for your account. It will be enabled as standard and available to all users.
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