Even before the middle of April Google Cloud announced that it had crossed the line of over 2 million new users who connected to Google Meet every day and spent more than 2 billion minutes connected, ie, highlighted
Big G had already made available Google Meet’s advanced video conferencing features for free to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers and had then extended its availability until 30 September 2020 to support companies, organizations, institutions and
Remote work has become increasingly necessary for public safety and the well-being of people, making smart working, collaboration and communication tools more important than ever before. As the number of users and ways of use grow, the needs and demands are also increasing: Google Cloud has been working in recent weeks to strengthen Meet’s engineering support, to ensure scaling, and to improve functionality and implement
Of these new features, Big G explained, many use technologies such as Google’s artificial intelligence to improve the quality of meetings and user experience. Google Cloud has already started the gradual roll-out of new features, which will be distributed to customers globally.
The first news is the expanded grid layout, which now allows web users to view up to 16 participants simultaneously (previously, only four people could be seen at a time). Other updates are coming for larger meetings, better presentation layouts and support on multiple devices.
Users now have the option to present a Chrome tab in addition to the window and the entire screen. You can then select the option to share high quality video with audio content during meetings, for a better experience for remote viewers.
Meet is now able to leverage artificial intelligence to automatically adjust the video so that the user image is more visible to other participants when in poor lighting conditions. This feature is currently rolling out for mobile users and will be available for web users in the future.
Google Meet can also now intelligently filter the background noise that can distract participants in a meeting. The noise cancellation function will begin the roll-out in the coming weeks for G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers, starting with web users and then for mobile users.