The Miro visual collaboration tool further integrates with the Google Meet video conferencing platform, allowing users to access and share new and existing Miro tips during meetings.
The announcement, which was first teased in May, builds on the existing partnership between Google Workspace and Miro, which already allows users to collaborate using Google Docs, Sheets and Slides directly in a Miro board. . Miro for Google Calendar also launched earlier this year and allows users to attach Miro boards directly to google calendar invitations.
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When a team meets via Google Meet, this new integration will allow participants to launch Miro from the activity panel and instantly access Miro’s platform without needing to register or log in. allowing internal and external parties to see and interact with the same table content.
Miro Product Manager Varun Parmar wants to eliminate the extra steps that are typically required when accessing third-party apps, such as manually sharing a link and having everyone jump from a window to another to access it.
“All of those friction points that traditionally existed when apps work alongside video conferencing, through this integration with Google Meet, we’re streamlining that whole end-to-end flow,” he said.
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Both Miro and Google Workspace have seen their customer base grow due to the pandemic. Now, Parmar said no matter what work model organizations have chosen to adopt, workplaces need to ensure they deploy the right tools to enable employees to collaborate and get work done.
“For companies that make the decision to go with all-in-one solutions, what they find is that it works up to the point where their employees discover that there are better solutions available on a different platform,” he said.
As a result, integrations between different vendors have become increasingly important.
Dave Citron, director of product management at Google Meet, says partnerships and integrations are “core to Google Workspace’s DNA”, with Workspace Marketplace now offering more than 5,000 third-party apps.
“By integrating partners like Miro into Google Workspace, we’re able to reduce context switching between apps and help people become more collaborative and productive,” he said.
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