Display custom screen saver images or digital signage content

By default, a Google Meet hardware screen saver is displayed after 120 minutes of inactivity and automatically dismissed 10 minutes prior to the next scheduled meeting. 

You can also display custom images when your organization's Meet hardware devices are not being used. You might want to use this to communicate important messages and announcements to employees or visitors. This can be used in connection with Google Slides’ Publish to Web functionality in order to create your own customized content.     

Before you begin

  • Make sure the Meet hardware power-saving settings keep your displays on during working hours so people see the custom screen saver content. For details, see Change power-saving settings.
  • Be sure that the content you’re publishing does not have any viewing restrictions or your Meet hardware device will be unable to load the content.

URL guidelines

  • To display custom screen saver content, use a publicly-accessible URL.
     Note: The domain for the URL you use must allow its site to be embedded in an iframe.
  • Meet hardware users cannot interact with the screen saver URL. Images are for display only.

Important:

  • Use a URL that cycles through different images. A single image can cause a shadow image to burn into the screen over time on certain displays. 
  • To display a published Google Slides document as a custom screen saver, you will need to select Embed rather than Link. Copy the 'src' parameter from the Embed tab and paste it into the Custom field as described in the section below. 

Display custom screen saver images

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. Go to Menu ""and then"" Devicesand thenGoogle Meet hardwareand thenDevices.
  3. In the Devices panel, click Settings "".
  4. Click Device settings.
  5. To apply the setting to all of your devices, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  6. Click Screen saver
  7. Click Custom and enter the URL for your images or messages.
    For details, see URL guidelines.
  8. Modify the time settings:
    • The amount of time (in minutes) a device will remain idle before the screen saver turns on.
    • The amount of time (in minutes) prior to the next scheduled meeting that the screen saver should turn off.
  9. Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.

Display your Appspace content

To display your Appspace content, first register your devices on Appspace and then configure your Google Meet hardware’s custom screen savers to point to the Appspace Progressive Web App (PWA).

Every Google Meet hardware device has an Integration ID for use in Appspace’s pre-registration flow. This ID can be found either in the Device information card on the Device detail page for any individual device, or in a new column named integrationId in your Fleet data export file.  
You’ll need to paste all of the integration IDs from your Google Meet hardware devices in the Appspace console to register them before you configure your custom screensaver. The devices will then be recognized when they run the Appspace PWA.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. Go to Menu ""and then"" Devicesand thenGoogle Meet hardwareand thenSettingsand thenDevice settings.

    Some features require the Chrome devices for meetings with Calendar privilege.

  3. Click Screen saver.
  4. Select Custom and then choose Appspace as your Digital Signage Provider.
  5. Depending on whether you use Appspace’s Public Cloud or Private Cloud,
    Choose the appropriate Appspace PWA URL in the URL field: 
    • Appspace Public Cloud:
      https://cloud.appspace.com/app/?registrationmode=passive
    • Appspace Private Cloud:
      https://<customer>.cloud.appspace.com/app/pwa/?registrationmode=passive

Note:

  • This feature is opt-in and managed at the Organizational level, so it will apply to all Google Meet hardware devices in that Organizational Unit.
  •  If you don’t pre-register your devices with Appspace before you change the screen saver, the screen saver will prompt you to pair each device manually using a code displayed in the room instead.

For more information, go to Configure Wallpaper/Screensaver for Google Meet Devices.

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