Enterprise Google Meet users can now make one-on-one calls

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There are those times when you just need to make a call with that one colleague. Well, you can do that using Google Meet, but you couldn’t do so if you were using an Enterprise plan. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. According to the report, Enterprise Google Meet users can now make one-on-one calls.

If you wanted to make a one-on-one call using the Enterprise plan, you would need to generate and send an invite code to the other person. You’d either send the link to the person through Google Calendar or through other means. The other person would need to accept the invite to engage in the call.

It’s not the worst thing, but it made having face-to-face conversations with others needlessly tedious. It’s something that would drive people to use other platforms to communicate.

Enterprise Google Meet users can now make one-on-one calls without an invite

If you’re a person who doesn’t like using Meet in this way, then you don’t have to worry about it anymore. Google is rolling out the ability to directly contact other people without needing to generate an invite.

When you want to make a call to another person, just search for their name in the search bar or look for one of the suggestions in the new grid. When you do that, you’ll see a little preview screen of yourself before you make the call. Once you tap on the Call button at the bottom, the other person’s phone will ring.

This will remind people of Google Duo, though you’re missing some of the notable features of that app. However, you still have the ability to use virtual backgrounds, in-meeting chat, and live captions. It’s just like making a full meeting with multiple people, only, you’re in a one-on-one meeting.

This new functionality is rolling out, but the rollout might take a few weeks. If you’re an iOS user, the feature is currently rolling out, so you’ll have it within the next two weeks. If you’re using Android, then your wait is going to be substantially longer. The rollout won’t start until November 14th, and it will be completed two weeks after that.