New updates are added at the bottom of this story …
The original story (published September 06, 2021) follows:
Google Meet is one of the most popular video conferencing software available on the market, rivaled but not necessarily surpassed by Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
However, it is not without its problems. We’ve highlighted several in the past and if you have to put up with something funny, chances are it’s already present in our dedicated Google Meet section, along with workarounds, if applicable.
And as if the existing problems weren’t enough already, a new one appeared. There have been several complaints that Google Meet was missing the “Grant Host Checks” button in the Admin Settings of Host Management.
Host management is enabled in my account, but when I click on another account, the Grant Host Commands button is not displayed. Can anyone help ??
The ability to have up to 25 co-hosts in a Google Meet meeting was rolled out from August 16. It allows co-hosts to manage security features such as chat lock, present lock, end meeting for everyone, and mute everyone.
The feature can be used by ensuring that the Host Management toggle is always enabled in the Settings menu inside a meeting.
Regardless, regarding the issue with the “Grant Host Controls” button on Google Meet, it was initially believed that the feature was missing simply because it had not been rolled out to some users. .
When it was found that the feature had already been fully deployed, it was reported that those affected were using their personal account.
After all, the co-host feature is only available for Google Workspace for Education and not for free personal accounts.
However, again, it was found that those affected were indeed using Google Workspace for Education accounts, thus confirming the existence of a bug.
Switching browsers doesn’t help as it persists in all browsers, be it Chrome, Edge, or Opera. The problem also seems to affect certain accounts only.
Fortunately, the problem has now been recognized by a product expert on the Google Meet forums. They say the relevant team is investigating.
An ETA for a fix was not given, but it should be done soon enough. When a fix is deployed, you should see the “Grant Host Checks” button suddenly reappear without any intervention being required.
Update 1 (September 11)
Google has now acknowledged the issue of the missing Grant host control button saying it is due to a technical glitch and a fix can be expected within 2-3 weeks.
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