On Google Meet, here is how to quickly present documents from Docs, Slides to Sheets
Google Meet has been one of the most easy-to-use video meeting services available for free during the pandemic. Here’s how you can quickly share your documents during a Google Meet presentation.
Just like MS Teams, or Zoom, Google Meet became very popular starting last year due to the exigencies of the Covid-19 pandemic situation when most people had to stay at home due to the lockdown. The novel coronavirus pandemic forced people and businesses to opt for work from home and remote working models instead of traditional office setups. With regular in-person presentations no longer possible, apps like Google Meet have stepped up to offer virtual options. With its tight integration with the company’s ecosystem, Google Meet gives users the ability to directly present from Google Docs, Slides and Sheets, even while the documents are being edited in real-time.
If you have used a screen sharing service for a video meeting in the past, you may have tried to share a PDF or other document, which involves locating the file and then sharing the screen to load the presentation or document you want to display. The process of sharing documents is quite easy on Google Meet and here we show how to present Google Docs, Slides and Sheets directly on Google Meet.
According to the company’s documentation, users must be on a Chrome browser to present Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides in Google Meet. However, we were able to get this feature working on Microsoft Edge, which is also based on Google’s Chromium browser engine.
Step 1: In order to start presenting a document on Google Meet, you must first visit meet.google.com and either host a meeting, or join one. This means that the meeting needs to be running before you can start sharing a document.
Step 2: Now select a file you want to share on Google Docs, Slides or Sheets that you want to present on Google Meet. You can also create a new document, spreadsheet or presentation and begin sharing that even as you are editing it.
Step 3: You should now see a button at the top right side of your screen called Present to a meeting. A new popup will ask you to pick a meeting - which you have previously joined. You can also enter a meeting code for a meeting that is scheduled.
Step 4: Check the preview of the tab containing the document that shows up and then click the confirm button to start sharing. You can now head over to the Google Meet tab to continue your presentation, where you can present your document in full screen mode.
Yes, indeed, on Google meet, it is as easy as this to present Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and more.