Google today announced a new update for its Meet videoconferencing service that lets you approve knocks in bulk. The new capability is available only to meeting organizers, which means only they can view or accept requests to join a meeting.
“Knock” is a feature that lets users ask to join a meeting and those who get rejected won’t have the chance to request to be added again. A few improvements for this capability were introduced in June of this year when Google announced several features for Meet for G Suite education customers. Those changes included a redesigned interface for a less intrusive experience. It also added the ability to block anonymous users.
The latest change is expected to make it easier for meeting hosts to accept all pending knocks all at once. Google noted that this would help to reduce interruptions to an ongoing video call.
The feature will be available to all business customers and those with personal Google accounts. For the Rapid Release domains, it will roll out starting today. Scheduled Release domains will receive the new capability beginning on November 16.