Google appears to have accidentally revealed its new group videoconferencing service for businesses on Tuesday, a week before a big user conference.
The service, called Meet, appears to be its offering for businesses that want to do group meetings over the Internet.
According to a captured by AppAnnie, it will support high-definition video meetings with up to 30 participants. That’s an upgrade over the company’s existing Hangouts instant messaging and video calling service, which only allows meetings of up to 10 people.
TechCrunch for Meet, which has since been removed. It doesn’t seem like Meet is going to replace Hangouts, considering that the app’s name in the iOS App Store is “Meet by Google Hangouts.”
, is still active as of this writing. Users are able to log into the service using a Google account, but actually starting a meeting through the web portal at this moment requires a meeting code.
It also appears as though the website is currently only accessible using Google’s Chrome Browser. When accessed through Safari or Internet Explorer, it asks users to download Chrome and doesn’t give them access.
That said, the settings for the service offer a few more clues of what it’s capable of. Video sent and received through the desktop appears to be capped at 720p, and users can opt to send and receive 360p video, or only receive audio.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.