Google is making a pretty major tweak to the interface of the Meet apps on Android and iOS.
The update, which Google announced on the G Suite Updates Blog, will give the app an interface that will look rather familiar to anyone who has ever used Google Meet in the Gmail app.
The big update is actually a no-brainer for Google. Essentially, it has borrowed the interface from meetings in the Gmail app, creating a place that should feel very familiar and comfortable for users of the app.
In addition to the adjusted interface, which is a great change compared to the old look and feel of the Meet mobile apps, Google has also added a useful New Meeting button at the top of the screen.
When you tap the new button, you’ll see three options. First, there’s a choice that lets you get a meeting’s joining info to share with others. Next, you’ll be able to start a Meet call instantly. Lastly, there’s the option to schedule a new meeting in Google Calendar for later.
All in all, this sounds like a solid improvement to the Google Meet mobile apps that should help anyone working from home get together with their family, friends, or coworkers remotely.
The new update is rolling out to iOS users right now, so if you head to the App Store and refresh your updates, you should see it. If for some reason you don’t, you may just need to come back shortly and check again to see if version 45 is available for you.
For Android, the update will roll out more slowly. Google didn’t reveal a specific time-frame for the Android app to receive the new version of Meet. The company simply said that the Android update is “coming soon”. And that users should “check back for an update on this post when the rollout to Android begins.”