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(Pocket-lint) - Google offers a little time-saving hack for those who often use Google Meet to video conference throughout the day.

You can start a meeting by typing “meet.new” into your web browser. This will open a new Google Meet session, and from there, you can share a full meeting link and invite other participants to join. This is useful for anyone who just wants to jump straight into a new meeting.

Keep in mind Google also makes it easier to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, and sites, by offering various ".new" domains that work right in your browser address bar. Previously, you had to go to the specific Google app and click on “new” to create a new file.

But, with this shortcut approach, you can save a couple steps and get straight into a new conference or document or project. The idea is you'll save a few seconds each time you use a Google shortcut, and when you live in G Suite all day for work, those seconds can really add up.

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How to quickly start Google Meet video calls with a shortcut

It's easy. Just follow this web shortcut to start a new Meet call:

You can also add numbers to these shortcuts to help yourself distinguish between multiple accounts when making new meetings. So, you could create a bookmark for “meet.new/1”, which links to your personal account's Google Meet, or maybe you could bookmark “meet.new/2” for work.

How to quickly start new G-Suite documents with a shortcut

Google's domains/web shortcuts for Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Sites are as follows:

These shortcuts work across any browser and are available to use now. 

Want to know more?

Check out Pocket-lint's guide on Google Meet.

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 19 June 2020.