Technology giant Google has added a new feature to its video-calling platform Google Meet. As announced in a blog post, users of Google Meet can replace background with an image during a video call. They can either use Google’s hand-picked images, which include office spaces, landscapes, and abstract backgrounds, or can also upload their own images.
The feature is available to all Google Meet users globally. In the blog post, Google said that the feature is Off by default. Users can change the background image— both before a video call or during a video all.
The ability to replace background with an image is currently available for desktop users only. It is not available for Android and iOS mobile users and is said to be coming soon.
Google recently launched a new ability to filter out disruptive background noise and blur background in Google Meet videos. Together, these features reduce audio and visual distractions, and help ensure more productive meetings.
Meanwhile, Google has updated the user interface of the Google Meet Android mobile app. After the update, the UI of Google Meet app looks similar to the “meeting experience in the Gmail app and was previously rolled out to the Meet app on iOS,” said the company in a blog post.The new user interface is fully available on Android devices. It will be available to users with personal Google Accounts as well as to Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.
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