I like to know can I install google meet into Ubuntu like an app.

Now it is working on chrome,but for Ubuntu installation.

I google it and don't find any installation instruction and don't know; does Google provide any installable file for it like hangout for Ubuntu or Windows.

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    It's web based, and runs in your browser. It doesn't need to be installed onto your computer.
    – Carl H
    May 18 '20 at 9:15
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    @CarlH I think that should qualify as an answer, please post one.
    – Jos
    May 18 '20 at 10:41
  • Google Meet is web based, and runs in your browser. It doesn't need to be installed onto your computer.
    – Carl H
    May 18 '20 at 10:50
  • The problem why one would like to have it stand-alone is that it easily happens that you open another webpage during a google meeting and "destroy" accidentally the Google meeting tab in your browser. It is very frequent that you want during a meeting open a webpage like Wikipedia to show to other participants.
    – user259879
    Nov 23 '20 at 19:24
  • Another possibility: webcatalog.app/apps/hangouts-meet (I have not tried it yet)
    – Kzqai
    Jun 30 '21 at 16:54

There is an open source project called yakyak which is unofficial Google Hangouts client for Linux, Windows and macOS. It might work as google meet is formerly known as google hangouts. If you use snap you should be able to install just with

sudo snap install yakyak
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    he asked for Google Meet which is the successor of Google Hangouts. Nov 26 '20 at 17:40
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    This is actually the best solution. YakYak did it for me, even after the recent internal transition from Hangouts to Meet. Upvoted.
    – 4Z4T4R
    Nov 29 '20 at 22:12
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    Tried yakyak, it just loaded buggy, seemingly trying to infinitely re-login.
    – Kzqai
    Jun 30 '21 at 19:29

There is an app (which sadly has to be installed from a downloaded file): https://webcatalog.app/apps/hangouts-meet It loads up a mini-browser to act as google meet, drive, and many others.

As with all apps not from a repository, use at your own risk.

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