While Nest Hub Max has been able to make group video calls on Google Duo or Meet since the summer, it has now been updated to support Zoom as well. An early preview of the feature is starting to roll out today, so if you have a Hub Max and love Zoom, keep an eye out for the new feature.
Google also just updated Google Wifi and Nest Wifi to automatically detect video conferencing and prioritize Google Meet and Zoom meetings. This makes it less likely that your video call won̵
It can be difficult to get all of your family members together and have them join a video call at the same time, so following these steps to establish a future conversation can make it a little easier:
- To use Google Meet: Create a Google Calendar invitation with the specific date and time of your upcoming holiday video call. You can invite up to 100 people per meeting. In the invitation, click the “Add Google Meet Video Conferencing” option, copy the meeting ID link and paste it into your invitation (or your group chat or your favorite messaging system).
- To use zoom: You must link your Zoom account to your Google account before creating an invitation. You then set up your invitation email the same way you would for a Google Meet call, but add a Zoom meeting ID instead. Then you can send the email to all your loved ones.
If you decide to use your Nest Hub Max for a video chat on Zoom or Google Meet, all you have to do is say “Hey Google, join my next meeting” when it’s time. Zoom also currently works on smart screens from Google, Echo Show and Portal.
Zoom integration is rolling out today in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Google Meet calls in the UK will remain unlimited (well, up to 24 hours anyway) through March 31, 2021, so you and yours can chat as long as you want.