Google Meet is increasing the availability of breakout rooms and bringing developments to the feature.
Breakout rooms will now be available for customers with Google Workspace plans.
Meeting moderators can set timers for breakout sessions, dial-in participants can be allocated to the rooms, and participants can request for help.
The breakout rooms feature, which gives access to moderators to divide participants into smaller groups during video calls, was launched last month but was limited to G Suite Enterprise for Education customers. It is now available for all eligible users.
With breakout rooms on Google Meet, educators with G Suite Enterprise for Education plans could split students up for immediate small group discussions or working time for the purpose of increased engagement. Moderators have the access to monitor the participant’s activities in discussions forum.
It is possible to create up to 100 breakout rooms in one Google Meet call. Participants are randomly and equally distributed across rooms, but meeting moderators can also manually move people into different rooms.
Breakout rooms feature is still not available to customers with the following plans: Workspace Business Starter, G Suite Basic, Education, and Nonprofits.