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Google vows to improve Meet and Zoom performance on Chromebooks

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced students and educators around the globe to adapt to a remote learning environment. As a result, tools like Meet and Zoom are an important part of everyday life. These services are only good, however, if they're able to perform to expectations. With Chromebooks often at the center of most education programs,...

Powder up in Google Meet’s new green room before joining a call

After rolling out live caption support in four more languages to Google Meet late last year, Google is now adding a new feature to the service that will let you preview your audio and video quality before joining a meeting. The feature adds a new 'Check your audio and video' button on the screen that...

Google Meet adds live captions on the web in four new languages

This year has seen Google Meet become an increasingly important part of the company’s productivity tools. As businesses and schools go remote, the video chat service allows users stay in touch, and with live caption features, Google ensures meetings are accessible for everyone. In an effort to make meetings even more accessible, Google has announced it’s...

Google Meet prepares to add live caption support for French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese

Google introduced a new accessibility feature called Live Captions with Android 10. The feature essentially transcribed speech in any media playing on your device with a single tap, making it easier for the hearing impaired to watch videos, podcasts, read audio messages, and more. With the launch of the Google Pixel 4a earlier this year,...

Google Chat will default to unthreaded chat rooms to eliminate the confusing mess

Google Chat is about to change the way it organizes conversations. Following criticism that threaded conversations are confusing, Google has confirmed that newly created rooms will soon be unthreaded by default. According to a posting in the Google Workplace blog, the change will kick in on all rooms created after November 16th. Google notes, however,...

Google Meet for Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 launches closed beta

Google Glass, the company’s ill-fated heads-up AR display (or smart glasses if you prefer), is getting a new app. (No, you’re not reading a story from 2015). The new, official release is aimed at enterprises running Google Workspace and trialing the second generation of Glass, which isn’t available to the general public. On a blog post,...

Google Meet for Android gets a revamped UI design

Google on Friday said it’s updating the UI for Google Meet on Android. The updated UI features conveniences like a Quick Launch Summary and a New Meeting button that will bring up three options: Get meeting joining info to share with others. Start a Meet call instantly. Schedule a new meeting in Google Calendar. The color...

Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Meet, etc. get new icons and features as part of G Suite’s rebranding into Google Workspace

Earlier this year in July, we learned that Google was working on integrating Docs, Chat, and Meet with Gmail. And soon after the first leak popped up, Google announced the integration as an early access preview for G Suite customers. The company has now gone ahead and completely revamped G Suite as Google Workspace, with...

Gmail prepares to let you opt out of personalizing other Google services

Given how important email has become in our day-to-day lives, it's important that you sign up with an email service that you can trust. Most people are using free email services like Gmail, and it's thanks to Gmail's huge userbase that Google is able to collect massive amounts of aggregated data on our email habits....

Google extends unlimited Meet calls for free users and adds noise cancellation on mobile for G Suite Enterprise users

When Google made Meet free for everyone to use, it came with the stipulation that, after September 30, call length would be limited to just one hour. If you wanted to make calls longer than that (up to 24 hours), you’d have to become a business user. With lockdown restrictions more or less the same as...

You can now share your screen in Google Duo and blur backgrounds in Google Meet

As promised, Google is rolling out background blurring to Google Meet, making it easy for users to minimize background distractions during a video call. The feature is available to all G Suite customers and users with personal Google accounts. According to Google, Meet will intelligently separate you from the background, blurring your surroundings while keeping you...

[Update: Available] Google Duo is coming soon to Android TV in beta

Google Duo has served as a great way to video chat on smartphones since its launch in 2016, and it’s soon about to make its big-screen debut. Alongside the recent launch of Google Meet on Chromecast, Google on Thursday teased the upcoming launch of Google Duo on Android TV. “In an effort to bring the video...