Tech giant Google is adding a new feature to its Meet app to let users stream meetings live on its YouTube streaming platform.
According to the company, an admin can enable it by going to the Meeting Activities panel and selecting “Live Stream.”
Users can then select their channel to start streaming the meeting they’re hosting, AndroidCentral reports.
Google explained that live streaming “is useful in situations where users want to present information to a large audience outside of their organization, allowing them to pause and replay as needed, or view the presentation later.” .
There is a channel approval process for live streaming on YouTube. Google warns users to let them know that their channel must be approved for live streaming before they can do so through Google Meet.
Its help page explains that when host management is enabled, only the host and co-hosts can start streaming the meeting live. If this option is disabled, anyone in the meeting can start live streaming it. Google also offers a privacy option if someone wants to live stream the meeting.
A feature like live streaming a meeting appears to be another way Google is diversifying and separating Meet from other platforms, according to the report.
The new feature will be rolled out in stages. The first is the “rapid release,” with the feature rolling out to select domains within three days starting July 21.
The second will concern domains subject to a progressive “planned release” which can take up to 15 days from July 25th.
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