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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...

Google Meet gets new saver mode to help conserve data and battery

Google Meet continues to be one of the most preferred choices for hosting video and audio conference meetings. Thanks to a new update, the app will now offer a feature where it will consume less data and still control the quality of your calls on mobile, thereby consuming less battery and less power from the...

Google Meet’s Grid View makes its way to iOS; coming to Android soon

Google Meet on iOS is getting support for the Grid View feature, which displays all participants in a call at once. The feature has been available on the web version of the service for quite a while now, and Google has now finally started rolling it out to the mobile versions. Google announced this change in...

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...