Use the Elgato Stream Deck in Google Meet with this Chrome Plugin

Recently I purchased an Elgato Stream Deck which comes in handy during video calls: toggling the camera and microphone on/off by means of a dedicated button sure is handy.

As Google Meet is web-based, there are no plugins for the Stream Deck app to use. However, thanks to the WebHID API it is possible to have your browser talk directly to a Stream Deck device.

With this knowledge in hand Pete LePage — whom you might know as Developer Advocate for Chrome — created a Chrome plugin for use with Google Meet. Once your Stream Deck is connected you’ll get some handy buttons to use:

Meet + Stream Deck Helper →

💡 Tip: To connect the Stream Deck to Google Meet you must close the native Stream Deck app.

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Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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