Google Meet has merged with Google Duo and it brings exciting new features like scheduling and joining meetings, virtual backgrounds and much more.
Google has announced that it has brought all Google Duo features to its unified video calling platform Google Meet after the two video calling services merged into a single platform. The technology giant said in its blog post that the new update would bring a bunch of features like scheduling and joining meetings, virtual backgrounds, in-meeting chat and much more in addition to the existing video calling features. Additionally, Google Meet is also getting the live sharing feature which would allow participants to enjoy their breaks in a fun and interactive way. Check out all the interesting features Google Meet will be getting.
New features on Google Meet:
According to Google’s blog post, Google Meet users will now be able to start an instant video call with their friends or connect their classmates at a scheduled time. They can make their video calls more fun by changing their background or applying visual effects before joining a meeting. Further, the users will also be able to use in-meeting chat and captions during the meeting. Besides these, Google Meet will also have the Apple SharePlay-like live sharing feature that lets all meeting participants interact with the shared content in real time.
That’s not all! Interestingly, with the new merger, users can co-watch YouTube videos, curate a playlist on Spotify and take turns while playing games like Kahoot, Heads Up!, UNO Mobile and others. Google Meet users need to update the app to the latest version in order to access the new features. All these new features will be spotted under a new Activities tab accessible through the three-dot menu. Users can click on a three dot menu and start a shared activity like listening to a Spotify track together.
Meanwhile, the tech giant has stated that it will continue to add more features to the video calling platform of Google to help people interact, connect, collaborate and share experiences on any device.