Google Meet has grown to be a popular video conferencing platform thanks to its umpteen features and integration with existing Google services like Hangouts and Gmail. Meet allows you to view multiple participants at once, present windows and applications, change your camera and even chat with your meeting participants. The chat however is public which might not be the ideal place to discuss internal matters.
So can you send private messages to someone when in a meeting? Let’s find out!
Can you send private messages in Google Meet?
No. You can not send private messages during meetings in Google Meet. While other services offer this option, they are more focused on personal chats and casual meetings.
Google Meet has been catering to educational institutions and organizations on the other hand which means private chats and the ability to converse in a meeting is usually detrimental. Hence this functionality has not been added to Google Meet.
How can you contact someone from a Google Meet meeting?
As you may have realized, there is no way to contact someone during meetings other than using the public chat. Your emails and other contact information will be hidden from all meeting members except your admin and meeting host.
So you are basically left with two options, you can either ask for the person’s contact information on your own in the public chat or get their contact info through your meeting host or admin.
Additionally, if the person you wish to contact works in the same organization as you then chances are that you can contact them through your organization as well.
Can you mention or tag someone in chat?
Sadly the public chat during meetings does not have this option. However, if you are using Hangouts or Google Chat then you can prefix the person’s public name with “@” to mention them in the chat. For now, there is no way to tag or mention someone in the public chat during Meet meetings.
We hope this guide helped shed some light on sending private messages in Google Meet. If you face any more issues or have any more questions for us, feel free to reach out using the comments below.