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Google Meet: Top-Requested Feature Introduced


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

16th Sep, 2020. 08:47 pm
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Google Meet: Top-Requested Feature Introduced

If you use Google Meet for video conferencing calls, you can blur the background behind you.

Google has announced in a new blog that a new feature is being added to Google Meet that will blur your background.

This feature will blur the background but will not be clearly visible to other users during the call.

Similar to the ability to filter out noise, this new feature is part of Google’s efforts to limit clutter during conference calls.

You can see how the feature works below,

Courtesy Google

This feature is turned off by default but it can be easily disabled by clicking on the 3 dot menu and then clicking on the background icon.

This can be done during or before the conference call.

However, Google says that blurring the background may slow down the device, so it’s best to keep a turn off to run other apps properly.

This feature is available to some users while others will be able to use it in a few weeks.

Google’s premium video conferencing service, Google Meet, was released for free in May this year.

This conferencing service was previously only available to G Suite customers and was available for  $6 per month.

With Google Meet, up to 100 people can be part of a video call at the same time, while features like scheduling, screen sharing and real-time captions are also available.

A free Gmail account is required to use the free version of Google Mate, and video calls can last up to 60 minutes, but Google says the ban will take effect after September 30.

Google has also taken various steps to protect privacy, including host controls, whether or not to add someone to a meeting, mute or remove people from the chat, complex meeting codes and encryption.

In this case, too, Google Meet is beating Zoom because the video chat has received a lot of criticism over its privacy issues.

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