While Google had somewhere in 2021 added Google meet the Gmail dashboard as a small section at the bottom left, it still to be frank hasn't been any bit more useful than before because well, I didn't use it for once. I'm sure you didn't too.
On the 24th of February, Google made significant changes to the Gmail Dashboard which they had in 2021 renamed to "Google WorkSpace". They've now made changes to the dashboard such that you can now switch between Gmail and Google meet with just one click all in the same dashboard. Here is a screenshot.
Google Meet as you may have known, is one of the most popular online meeting platforms. Google took the software more seriously in 2022 during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic after zoom had started gaining much attention. Of course, Google didn't want to miss out on the new market.
Google meet has since then been on the rise to "No 1 online meeting platform" and the team has since then had to do some modifications just to make it easier to use and access. The latest move in that direction now is making it possible for Google Users to attend their meetings right from their Gmail Dashboard without having to open a new tab. Also letting them switch between Meet and Mail in just one click.