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Bringing breakout rooms in Google Meet to Google Workspace and G-suite customers


Organizers of meetings can now divide participants into several smaller groups during video calls in Google meet. Participants can then join the original discussion easily after the small group discussions. 


This feature which was highly requested is available to Google Workspace; Essentials, Business standard, Business plus, Enterprise essentials, Enterprise standard, Enterprise plus as well as G-suite Business and Enterprise for education customers. Organizers can allow increased participation by dividing the participants into simultaneous small groups for group or departmental discussions and educators can divide students into groups for project discussions. The moderators can dive between breakout rooms to monitor and engage in the discussions. 


Participants will be randomly assigned to equal groups or the moderators can manually move the participants to groups. Participants with a Google account can join the video call through the web or the Google meet app. 

These breakout rooms can only be created by event creators on a video call through a computer. 

Maximum number of breakout rooms is 100.



Additional features;
  • Ask for help - Participants in breakout rooms can ask for help from moderators, this will appear on the moderator panel. Moderators can then join the breakout room to assist.

  • Timer/ countdown - The moderator can set a timer for the breakout sessions. Participants will be able to keep track of allocated time in the breakout rooms. During the last 30 seconds, participants will be alerted so that the discussion can be completed. When the allocated time is up, participants will be urged to go back to the main call.

  • Additional supported participants - Participants from dial-in phones can be added to breakout rooms. Anonymous participants can also be added to breakout rooms starting from the 2nd week of December.


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