Google Meet for PC: How to Download Google Meet on Windows or Mac PC

Here is how you can install the Google Meet app on Windows and Mac.

Google Meet, formerly known as Hangouts Meet is one of the most popular videos conferencing services from the tech giant, Google. The app and website were launched back in March 2017 officially and gained popularity early in 2020 as the whole world was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and working from home and remote work started.

Google Meet is available to download on Android via Google Play Store and on iOS via App Store as a free app to download. However, for PCs and laptops, the company has not released a dedicated app for Windows or macOS. This is where the company’s Progressive Web App comes into the picture. In this article, we will take a look at how one can download the Google Meet Progressive Web App (PWA) on the computer, but before we get started. let us take a look at what is a PWA.

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What is a Progressive Web App?

A Progressive Web App or a PWA is a software application delivered through the web, built using common web technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and WebAssembly. It is intended to work on any platform that uses a standards-compliant browser, including both desktop and mobile devices. Since a progressive web app is a type of webpage or website known as a web application, they do not require separate bundling or distribution. Developers can just publish the web application online.

Google Meet PWA can be installed on laptops and PCs only. To install the PWA, a machine must run on Google Chrome version 73 and above. The PWA support for this Google Meet app is available for Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux OS. The PWA and Google Meet have the same features. They automatically update when your Google Chrome browser updates.

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How to Download Google Meet App on Windows or Mac?

  1. Open your laptop and go to meet.google.com on your browser
  2. In the search bar, at the top right of your browser, there will be a PC download icon
  3. Click on the icon (see image)How to Download Google Meet on Windows or Mac PC
  4. A new pop-up will open with “Install app?”How to Download Google Meet on Windows or Mac PC
  5. Click on the “install” button
  6. The app will be installed instantly on your Windows/Mac and will open in a new window

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How to Open Google Meet App on Windows or Mac?How to Download Google Meet on Windows or Mac PC

  1. Click the Meet app in the doc or just search for “meet” on windows 
  2. Join or create a meeting

If you want to open from a browser on your computer

  1. Go to meet.google.com or a meeting green roomHow to Download Google Meet on Windows or Mac PC
  2. In the browser bar, tap Open app 
  3. Select Google Meet and then OpenHow to Download Google Meet on Windows or Mac PC
  4. The Google Meet app will open on the screen

In case you are joining a meeting from a Calendar event, you will be taken to the meeting green room. Here you can just open the app from the browser. 

These are the simple steps to download the PWA app on your laptop or PC. Let us know what do you think about this process and will it be useful for you in the coming days. 

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