Switch to the new Google Meet Grid View extension from Chris Gamble to get the latest updates and improve display grids that don’t work on Google Meet.
The Google Meet Grid View extension takes the world by force when it first enters our lives, allowing us to see all participants in the meeting when Google Meet officially offers only 4 video feeds on the screen. Since then, Google has improved Google Meet Display which allows tile layouts of up to 16 people at the same time without the need for external extensions.
But that hasn’t reduced the use of the Google Meet Grid View extension because it’s still quite useful in meetings with more than 16 participants, and meetings on Google Meet can have many participants (up to 250).
Short history lesson: The Google Meet Grid View extension was released by a school teacher who made it for their school because of the Covid-19 pandemic and is based on user scripts by Chris Gamble. Now, Chris Gamble has released an official Chrome extension based on his code that is updated frequently, while the original Chrome extension will no longer be updated because the person who released it is on leave. Not that you need all that information, but the point is that it is in your best interest to switch to a new extension.
Uninstall Google Meet Grid View Previous Previous
To make changes to the official extension from Chris Gamble, you must uninstall the old extension from your browser because they can mess up the function.
To uninstall the extension, right-click the Google Meet Grid View extension icon in your address bar.
The context menu will appear on your screen. Select ‘Remove from Chrome’ from the menu.
A confirmation message will appear on your screen. Click ‘Remove’ to uninstall the extension successfully.
Install the New Grid Display Extension by Chris Gamble
Now the old extension is no longer blocking you, you can download new extensions released by the maestro himself. Open the Chrome Web Store from the link below to get a new extension.
Click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button to install the extension in your browser.
A confirmation dialog box will appear. Click ‘Add extension’ to confirm installation.
An icon for the extension will appear in your address bar. The new extension has 9 x 9 square boxes as icons while the old one has 2 x 2 icon boxes, so you will know that you have installed the correct one.
The new extension has all the old features offered and then some and it also gets more frequent updates, so rest assured you are in good hands now.