Google is taking major steps towards making online education a huge success in the time of quarantine so that the Education for students is not compromised. We now have another big update that was required for a long time in Google Meets to make the meetings more secure.
According to the GSuite Blog, the people not signed in to Google Accounts will not be able to join the meetings hosted by G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education license users. This time Google is very strict in their updates and the meeting hosts of GSuite Admins cannot turn off this feature in Google Meet. In order to do this, the admin needs to contact the GSuite support to make an exception. After getting accepted from Google. The meetings can be hosted for anyone without signing into a Google Account.
This feature is turned on by default for the GSuite admin as well as the end-users. They will be able to host the meetings in the same way except for no one without a Google login would be able to join the meeting.
This feature in Google Meet was must required as people’s meetings are vulnerable to being exploited by some people who can enter without a Google account access. This is feature is currently still available for normal people hosted meetings and anyone can join a Google Meet hosted meeting without any issues.
Google is taking major steps towards promoting online education as yesterday Sundar Pichai announced the $10bn (75,000 crores) investment towards Digital India. The primary focus of this would be towards promoting online education and making the best out of the quarantine time without compromising the education of students.
The update will roll out in 15 days slowly to all the devices starting from 15th July. The visibility of the feature will take time to show but it will be applied beforehand.