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Google Meet will soon remind you when you’re the last person in the room

Google has announced two new improvements coming soon to Google Meet. If you tend to attend meetings with Google Meet running in the background, it's easy to forget to leave the meeting once it's ended. If that is something that happens to you frequently, this upcoming feature will come in handy. When you're the only person...

Gmail’s new “integrated view” goes live for Workspace users next week

Last year Google gave us a sneak peek at a new layout for Gmail that combined Gmail, Chat, Meet, and Spaces in one space. Google has now shared when this new redesign would be available for users. In a recent post over at Google Workspace Updates, Google announced the rollout plan of Gmail’s new integrated view....

Google Meet gains new immersive backgrounds and styles

Google Meet offers various options to customize your background. You can choose from a list of virtual backgrounds, upload your own, and even add video backgrounds. But Google isn’t stopping just there. It’s adding even more varieties and styles to make your video calls more immersive. In a blog post, Google announced (via 9to5Google) that it’s...

You can now use animated backgrounds on Google Meet for Android

If you've ever used Google Meet for your online meetings, you might be familiar with the various options it offers to help you modify your background. If you're not in a professional setup, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with something that looks professional or even something fun if you're on...

Overcome language barriers with Live translated captions in Google Meet

Google Meet has had live caption support for well over a year now. The feature initially supported English, but Google added support for Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese late last year. However, it is only useful for people who speak the same language. To help users overcome the language barrier, Google Meet is now testing...

Material You support comes to Google Calendar, Gmail, and more on Android 12

In a few weeks from now, Google will release the first stable builds of Android 12 for Pixel phones. Before the Android 12 update rolls out, product teams across Google are working diligently to redesign their apps in accordance with Material You, the latest evolution of Google's Material design language. The latest Google apps to...

Google Meet direct calling will let you make one-on-one calls without generating links

A new feature coming soon to Google Meet will make conducting one-on-one calls a lot easier. Like Zoom, Google Meet relies on URLs to invite users to video calls, and while this is fine for group calls, it feels a bit redundant and unintuitive for one-on-one calls. But soon, users will be able to initiate...

Google Meet now caps the call length for free users

In response to the increased demand for video conferencing apps due to the pandemic, Google last year decided to make Google Meet available for free for everyone. However, Google made it clear at the time this was only temporary and that the duration limit for free Gmail accounts would be back in place in the...

Google Meet update adds new filters and masks to take on Zoom

Google Meet might not have become a cultural phenomenon like Zoom yet, but it still remains one of the best video calling services out there. Ever since Google made Meet available for free to everyone, the app has continued to evolve with new features and improvements. Over the last couple of months, it has received...

Google makes the unified Gmail interface and Google Chat available for everyone

In August last year, Google rolled out a unified Gmail interface for G Suite (now Google Workspace) customers. The interface added new Google Meet, Chat, and Rooms tabs to Gmail, making it easier for users to stay in touch with their colleagues and collaborate on tasks. A few months ago, Google started rolling out Chat...

New Chromebooks will soon come with Meet and Chat apps preinstalled

Google's Meet and Chat apps will soon come pre-installed on Chrome OS devices. The company is currently working on adding this functionality to Chrome OS, which will automatically install Progress Web Apps (PWAs) for both these services on new Chromebooks. 9to5Google recently spotted a merged commit on the Chromium Gerrit highlighting two new feature flags. The...

Google Meet gets a more spacious design and video backgrounds

Previously a business-only service, Google Meet opened up for everyone last year as a very contagious virus started making the rounds, and people needed a tool to replace face-to-face meetings in an efficient way. While Zoom remains arguably the most popular option, Google Meet quickly became a very solid alternative with an enormous feature set...