Google has been working exhausting on Meet, its video conferencing software, in an effort to compete with different platforms like Zoom. The corporate printed a roadmap of upcoming features final month, and immediately it introduced that the rollout for 2 of those options might be beginning subsequent week — however just for sure customers.

When polling and Q&A options start regularly rolling out on October 8, they will not be coming to G Suite Primary, G Suite for Schooling, or G Suite for Nonprofits prospects. As an alternative, Google is debuting them to G Suite Necessities, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise, and G Suite Enterprise for Schooling members first. It is just a little disappointing to see this, but it surely’s attainable that the brand new capabilities will come to everybody in time.

Left: Ballot ends in Meet Proper: The Q&A bit

Zoom has had these options for some time now, which is without doubt one of the causes it shortly shot to the highest of the Play Retailer initially of quarantine. Polling will definitely be useful in academic settings, and even whenever you simply need to see how your mates are feeling in an off-the-cuff group video chat. The Q&A characteristic might be nice for seminar-style lessons and for conferences, workshops, and different comparable digital occasions.

Google Meet picked up background blurring and new layout options only a few weeks in the past, so the dev staff is clearly transferring quick to be able to get these options out to customers. However with the lead Zoom has in video conferencing, will or not it’s sufficient to make up the momentum? Perhaps they simply have to add that Meet tab into a few more Google apps.