Following the integration with Gmail this week, Google has introduced a new way to start a Meet video call with the URL – confirmed by Googler Javier Soltero.

The URL is a shortcut to creating a new meeting that saves precious moments. It achieves the same result as clicking on “start a new meeting” on either the Meet homepage or in your Gmail sidebar. You’ll be presented with a screen that provides you with a sharable link and join now buttons.

This new addition brings Meet into line with other Google apps such as Notes, Sheets, Docs and Slides that already have a .new URL. It’s a very small feature to save a few moments, but if you use it heavily and close your tabs when you’re done it has the potential to save a lot of time.

What Google services do you use .new shortcuts for?