Google Meet is introducing a bunch of “new immersive backgrounds” on the internet. There are two new interiors — Cafe and Apartment — with refined animations that present varied situations on the skin. The previous has three climatic iterations: wet, snowy, and sunny, whereas the latter affords two completely different time zones: morning and night time. Google says all these iterations will allow customers to “higher symbolize their present time zone and local weather.”
Moreover, Google Meet now additionally permits you to customise your video feed with varied gentle and shade filters. You get a number of extra stylized static backgrounds as nicely, in case animated backgrounds aren’t your sort of factor.
Google says the brand new backgrounds and kinds are actually rolling out on the internet model of Google Meet. The corporate doesn’t inform when they’ll arrive on cellular apps. It took Google a number of months to carry the primary batch of video backgrounds on Meet to the Android app. Hopefully, the newest additions will attain Google Meet customers on Android and iOS customers ahead of later.
Nonetheless, the rollout on the internet started on November 17 for customers on Speedy Launch domains. Customers on Scheduled Launch domains will begin seeing them on December 2. As the corporate notes, it might take as much as 15 days for the brand new additions to be seen to everybody.
These immersive backgrounds and kinds can be found to all Google Workspace clients, in addition to G Suite Primary and Enterprise clients. Nonetheless, they should be enabled by your admin earlier than you should utilize them. Admins can allow them by navigating to Admin console > Apps > Google Workspace > Settings for Google Meet > Meet video setting. If enabled, you should utilize them earlier than becoming a member of a name in addition to throughout a name through the brand new results settings panel that Google Meet gained in September. Word that customers with private Google Accounts won’t obtain these animated backgrounds in Google Meet, not less than not simply but.
Google Meet now permits as much as 500 folks in a gathering
One other new addition to Google Meet this week is the power so as to add as much as an insane 500 folks in a gathering. This characteristic is just accessible to Google Workspace Enterprise Plus, Enterprise Customary, Enterprise Plus, and Schooling Plus clients. The corporate says this could make it simpler to “join and collaborate along with your colleagues, purchasers, and clients.”
Microsoft Groups helps interactive webinars for as much as 1,000 members. Zoom additionally permits you to host conferences with as much as 500 members. A Giant Conferences add-on for Zoom permits you to enhance members as much as 1,000.