Internet search giant Google announced a major update for its video conferencing platform – Google Meet. The update contains not only a revised user interface, but also some useful functions. Here’s a slightly more detailed look at it:
New layout: Will be introduced next month
The new user interface should provide Google Meet user “More space to see other people’s content and video feeds.” Users will have an improved way of pinning and pinning the content of meetings. This includes highlighting the presentation and the speaker or multiple speakers at the same time and more.
The company also said that based on the feedback received, it will also introduce the option to resize, reposition, or hide a speaking user.
Data Saver: Introduced this month
As the name suggests, this feature allows Google Meet users with low internet bandwidth to join calls by restricting data usage on cellular networks.
Automatic light adjustment: will be introduced in the coming weeks
Before long, Google Meet will be able to automatically detect if a user appears underexposed and improve the brightness to improve visibility.
Autozoom: To be rolled out in the coming months (for paid Google Workspace subscribers)
This feature is designed to allow others to see a user more clearly by zooming in and positioning you right in front of your camera.
N.New backgrounds: Will be introduced in the coming weeks
With Google Meet, users will soon be able to add videos in the background. The company will initially add three options to choose from: a classroom, a party, and a forest. The introduction will take place shortly.