Google Meet gets one of Zoom’s handy shortcuts for joining a meeting

What do you want to know

  • Google is rolling out a new update to Meet on the web.
  • The new update will allow you to wake up during a meeting by long-pressing the spacebar.
  • You can return to your mute state by simply releasing the same key.

If you often forget to mute yourself after ringing on a Google Meet call, the search giant is introducing a handy shortcut to its video conferencing service to solve this problem.

Google announced in a blog post (opens in a new tab) that it will roll out the ability to wake you up in a Google Meet conference by simply holding down the spacebar. In turn, you will be able to return to a mute state simply by releasing the space key.