Google has rolled out new features for Google Meet during the month of September 2020. This article provides guidance on how to use the new Host Controls features of Google Meet.
Teachers now have the ability to screen participants before they join a Meet. By disabling Quick Access, all users must request to join a Meet, including those joining by phone.
Teachers can use Meet Links in their Google Classrooms to quickly connect with students. Google Classroom Meet links are nicknamed by default, enabling the security features. When the teacher is the last person to leave a nicknamed Meet, students will not be able to rejoin the Meet, drastically increasing the security of Meet sessions.
Also, using a nicknamed Meet prevents users from outside the G Suite Domain from joining the Meet. Google have also rolled out a larger grid view for participants, allowing users to see up to 49 people at once on screen.