So far  Moderators could use breakout rooms to divide participants into smaller groups during video calls.

As of 8th March 2021 there is a new setting available. You can now set up break rooms ahead of meeting right in Google Calendar to avoid losing valuable time setting up breakout rooms during the call.


How to create breakout rooms in advance on Google Calendar

In calendar.google.com choose:


  1. Create a new Google Calendar event.
  2. Click Add Google Meet video conferencing. 
  3. Add participants. 
  4. Click Change conference settings Settings. 
  5. On the left, click Breakout rooms .
  6. Choose the number of breakout rooms, then choose an option:
  7. Drag participants into different rooms.
  8. Enter names directly into a room.
  9. Click Shuffle  to mix the groups. 
  10. Click Save. 


For setting an existing meeting please see HERE.


Availability

  • Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Nonprofits and Education Plus as well as G Suite Business customers, Teaching and Learning upgrade (launching in April)
  • Not available to Google Workspace Business Starter and Education Fundamentals, as well as G Suite Basic customers

For further information please look HERE.