How do I use mmhmm with Google Meet (and other browser-based apps)?

mmhmm should work with any web-based app running in Chrome or Firefox. After installing mmhmm, you may need to restart your browser for it to recognize mmhmm as a selectable camera input. 

This guide is also for platforms like MS Teams and Cisco Webex web apps since the desktop versions of these platforms are not yet compatible with mmhmm at this time. 

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Connecting to your mmhmm camera

The following steps are specific to Google Meet but are similar to most other browser-based video conference platforms.

  1. Make sure mmhmm is open and running on the computer you are connecting to Meet with. 
  2. In Chrome or Firefox, connect to the Meet meeting you wish to join.
  3. In the setup screen that appears before joining the call, click Settings.
  4. Click the Video category on the left-hand side column.
  5. Select the mmhmm Camera under Camera.
  6. Update the Send and Receive resolution to High definition (720p).


    7. Click Done and join your call.


Meet Best Practices

For the clearest quality presentations, especially those where you are sharing a lot of text to your audience, we recommend you use Meet's Present Now functionality. This will automatically set your audience's screens to Speaker View and allow you to get maximized bandwidth for a smooth presentation.present_window_copy.png
1. Select the Present now radio button in your Meet meeting.
2. Select A window.


3. Select the SHARE THIS window. This window will show only your video feed, which includes the slides you are presenting.

4. Select the Share button on the bottom right-hand side of the window to confirm your selection. 

A note on Safari and built-in Mac apps

Due to a macOS security restriction, mmhmm does not currently work with Safari or other built-in Apple apps such as Photo Booth or FaceTime.


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