Introducing Google Meet Companion Mode.
A hybrid meeting refers to the physical location of participants. In a hybrid meeting, a subset of the people attending the meeting is located together in the same place. Other participants join the meeting by conference call or web conference. For facilitators, hybrid meetings are some of the most difficult meetings to manage as you can neither rely on everyone having access to the meeting technology nor on people all using sticky notes or other tangible resources. Experts on remote teamwork often recommend this rule: if anyone is virtual, everyone is virtual; meaning that any meeting with remote participants should be moved entirely into the virtual meeting space.
Seamlessly connect meeting room and remote participants, and make meetings more inclusive by giving everyone access to interactive GoogleMeet features like:
Q&A - A period of time or an occasion when someone answers questions that are asked by a reporter, by the people in an audience, etc.
Chat - Chat refers to the process of communicating, interacting, and/or exchanging messages over the Internet. It involves two or more individuals that communicate through a chat-enabled service or software.
Captions - A caption is the words printed underneath a picture or cartoon which explain what it is about.
Hand raising - Raising hands is a gesture involving lifting either one or both arms above one's head, which has a number of possible meanings, depending on the context of the gesture.
Host controls - Host controls allow you as the host to control various aspects of a Zoom meeting, such as managing the participants.
Screen sharing - Screen sharing involves sharing access to a given computer screen. Screen sharing software uses many different methods to allow sharing a screen remotely with a second user for collaboration purposes or other objectives.
... even those attending in a meeting room with a shared screen - like Google Meet hardware and Next Hub Max - without compromising the audio and video experience.
The rollout of companion mode is a huge step forward in Google Workspace's mission to enable collaboration equity - where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute regardless of location, role, experience, language, and device.