Collaboration Tool Miro Adds Google Meet Integration

Google Meet attendees won't even need a Miro account to start and save a board within their team video call.
Adam Rowe

Google Meet has another way to help users further streamline their workflow: Visual collaboration tool Miro has just released a new integration with the video communication service and the larger Google Workspace suite.

Remote work is bigger than ever, and both services have grown their userbases as a result.

It looks like both companies know that a rising tide raises all business software ships. By making it easier to work together, both services will keep riding the wave of increasing remote work.

What to Expect

If your company relies on Google Workspace, Miro, or both, then your options have expanded.

Miro's new app will let users stay within the Workspace software while quickly launching Miro at the same time. They'll be able to collaborate on both new and existing Miro boards without switching away from their Workspace app.

Google Meet attendees can launch Miro from their activities panel, with no Miro sign-ins or sign-ups required for everyone in the meet: Instead, they'll all get guest access that lets them start a board and save it for up to 24 hours.

It's a small change, but as anyone who uses multiple communication apps regularly can tell you, the need to switch back and forth can easily lead to missed messages. Just one miscommunication can delay an important confirmation by a day, a week, or worse.

Miro Loves Google Integrations

Miro must be getting a lot out of teaming up with Google's popular Workspace ecosystem. They've already released a “Miro for Google Calendar” app, and Miro boards also support integrations with Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

“The future of work is hybrid, and it requires organizations to rethink our old meeting format, especially when it comes to bridging the gap between participants who are in-person and those who are remote,” said Varun Parmar, Miro's Chief Product Officer, in a press release.

The announcement also hints at the challenge every communication software faces: Finding ways to “foster rich collaboration equity,” by figuring out what barriers are keeping some people from giving and receiving all the valuable information their team can offer them.

Miro isn't wasting time, either, as the new Google Meet integration is already live on Miro's website.

Is Google Meet Best for You?

Here at Tech.co, we keep tabs on all the top video communcation software solutions, and we've covered the many advances Google Meet's tech has made in past months, from adding new multitasking tools and upping the cap on mobile participants to less exciting developments like rolling back its 24-hour limit on free group calls to just one hour.

Ultimately, Google Meet is a dependable, feature-packed service, even if we think a few other services — namely GoToMeeting, Zoom, and RingCentral — are best for business web conferencing overall.

And now, assuming you need a good whiteboard-style visual collaboration tool to use in your team meetings, Google Meet's looking more attractive than ever.

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Adam is a writer at Tech.co and has worked as a tech writer, blogger and copy editor for more than a decade. He's also a Forbes Contributor on the publishing industry, for which he was named a Digital Book World 2018 award finalist. His work has appeared in publications including Popular Mechanics and IDG Connect, and he has an art history book on 1970s sci-fi coming out from Abrams Books in 2022. In the meantime, he's hunting own the latest news on VPNs, POS systems, and the future of tech.

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