Google Meet to Get These New Features Soon - Check out
Google to make Meet video conferencing platform more competitive with a wide range of new features.
Google Meet was made free and accessible to all users, and now Google has announced a wide range of new features for the video conferencing platform. Google aimed at individuals and enterprise users, Google Meet's new features include the ability to see more participants, polling, hand raising, and customisable backgrounds.
Support Nest Hub Max
Soon Google will roll out a Google Meet integration with its smart display speaker, Nest Hub Max. The integration allows you to join video conferences through the smart display speaker. Users can use the touch inputs or voice commands to join a session. The feature is currently available to G Suite users as an early access programme.
Similar to Zoom, you will be able to blur your background in a Google Meet video call. Google also allows users to add a custom image as the background.
More Number of Participants
Google will now allow users to see up to 49 participants on screen in a Meet video call. This brings an improvement over the present 16 participants. Overall, Google Meet supports meetings with up to 250 participants or a live stream with 100,000 in-domain viewers.
Google Meet will soon support hand raising in a video call. Hosts will also have a new attendance system to keep a track on who attended the meeting. -Google is also working on a "Breakout" rooms concept where users can form smaller groups to follow up on a more significant video conference.
Other exciting new features that are coming to Google Meet are Q&A and polling. There will also be new moderator controls for muting, presenting, and joining.
"To hear about what else we're working on, tune into Google Cloud Next '20: OnAir the week of July 21, when you'll hear from Javier Soltero, Vice President and General Manager of G Suite, along with several of our product leaders. I'll be there too, delivering a session on Meet that'll provide more details on our product roadmap and our vision for the future of teamwork," shared Smita Hashim, Director of Product Management, G Suite, in a post.