Google Hangouts Meet
We will be running meetings using Google Meet. Here is some info to join our meetings, and below is some extra information for those who will be running them.
Just joining in - on computer
If you just want to join in, you can find the link to the Virtual Cafe to the top right of this page. Just click and the meeting room will load on all modern browsers. You don't need to install anything and you don't need any special account. You will need to be admitted to the room, so you may need to wait a little bit until someone sees the request.
Just joining in - on a mobile phone
If you are on a phone you will need to download the Google Meet app Android or Apple
Then it is easiest to browse to this website reach.org.nz and use our Virtual Cafe link at the top right of the site. You don't need any special account or login details, but you will need to be admitted to the room, so you may need to wait a little bit until someone sees the request.
Running a meeting
If you have been rostered on to run one of the Cafe, Prayer or Bible Study meetings, then this is the information for you.
You will firstly need an account on our Google domain i.e. email@example.com which Darren can arrange for you.
When you get that email you will need to follow the link and set up your password. Note that after setting your password it may direct you to another page which you don't have access to and don't need. Yes, it may be confusing but just back out of it.
If you are on a phone you will need to download the Google Meet app Android or Apple and you will need to log in using the <user>@taag.org.nz account.
Then I recommend browsing to our website reach.org.nz and using our Virtual Cafe link at the top right of the site. Simply click and the meeting room will open (either in the app on Android, or your web browser).
- Keep an eye out for people joining the meeting, for anyone without an account (i.e. most people) you will need to admit them, Google Meet will pop up a message box to ask you. Please welcome them like you would in a normal meeting, and make sure their microphone is on.
- At the top right there are three button, one for your info, one for a meeting text chat, and the third to list people on the meeting - use this to keep an eye on who is there
- Sometimes if lots of people join a meeting, Google Meet may mute microphones when people first join, you may need to ask them to unmute themselves, tap or click on the screen and look for the three buttons down the bottom. The leftmost button is the microphone (mute & unmute), the right is video (on & off) and the middle one hangs up.
- If you have a presentation you want to share with people, have it ready to go before you start the meeting, and then try out the "Present now" option. You can present either your entire screen, or just one application (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint)