In order to use Google Meet, please follow the next steps:
First of all, you need to have a Google Account with the same email address as the one registered on Withlocals. If it is not already created, you can create a Google Account here and click ‘Use my current email address instead’.
You can access Google Meet via your computer, tablet or phone. Via computer, you can start or join a meeting from any modern browser and there is no additional software to install. If you wish to do a session via tablet or phone, you need to download the Google Meet mobile app via the Google Play or Apple Store.
Once you have logged in, please remember to log in with the same email address also used on your Withlocals account, you can press the Google Meet link in your booking details, which redirects you to another page. Make sure your camera and audio buttons are not switched off (in this case the icons are in red), so the guests will be able to see and hear you once the meeting starts. Press 'join now' to enter into thee meeting. *Important: Your computer can ask you to give permission to use the audio and camera, please grant permission by pressing ‘allow’ on the pop up window, if it appears.
Once you have joined the meeting, you will be asked to admit the guests to enter the meeting, to accept them into the meeting please press the 'admit' button on the pop up screen.
If you wish to adjust your audio and video settings, you can press the three dots on the right side, and open 'settings' to make any changes to your audio and video quality. In order to change the screen layout, so you can see all the guests, you can click the three dots again, and go to 'change layout'. Choose the layout with a side screen bar or multiple window screen, whatever works best for you!
In case you want to share a presentation or pictures with the guest, it's possible to share your screen with them. To share your screen, press 'present now' in the right of your screen. Next, press 'your entire screen, and click on the screen that appears in the pop up window, press 'share'. *Important: You will not be able to see the original screen with the guests window while you are sharing your screen. Switch between the presentation and original google meet window to strike conversations and check in with the guests.
Press ‘Stop Presenting’ on the top of your screen, in case you no longer wish to share images or presentations with the guests.
If you wish to use Google Meet on your phone, please check the following important settings. First, tap on your screen and click on the three dots in the right upper corner. A drop down men with multiple options will appear. To reverse the camera to change the view, press 'switch camera'. To share images from your phone, press 'present screen' and then open the image that you want to be shared.
For more tips and how to use Google Meet, please find resources below. Of course, you can always contact our support team.
Google Meet Support
How it works