New Chromebooks will now have Google Meet installed by default

New Chromebooks will now have Google Meet installed by default


Here’s the Google Meet app on Chrome OS. | Google

With Chrome OS’s latest update, Google has announced that its Google Meet app will be preinstalled on all Chromebooks. The announcement is part of the company’s larger push to adapt its operating system for remote meetings.

The new feature shouldn’t make too much of a difference to longtime Chromebook users who already have a preferred video chat platform installed. But for new students receiving a Chromebook for the first time, or other folks who are trying the platform out, it could certainly mean the difference between using Google Meet for meetings and social calls or turning to competitors like Zoom.

Google also says it’s made performance improvements to Google Meet’s experience, including “adapting video calls to different…

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