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Google Meet (Tiled layout)

Google Meet just got better with 4 new features

Remote work has become increasingly necessary for public safety and wellbeing especially during this circuit breaker period in Singapore. This makes staying connected, even while we’re apart, more important than ever.

Each day, a rapidly growing number of people connect on Google Meet, and Google wants to make sure they have the features they need to share and be productive.

Google Meet (Tiled layout)
Google Meet (Tiled layout)

4 Top-Requested New Features

1. Tiled Layout for Larger Calls

The expanded tiled layout now lets web users simultaneously see up to 16 participants at once (previously, tiled layouts only enabled you to see four people at a time). More updates are coming for larger meetings, better presentation layouts, and support across more devices.

2. Present higher-quality video content with audio

Users now have the option to present a Chrome tab (instead of just presenting their window or entire screen). If you need to share high-quality video with audio content in meetings, select this option for the best experience for remote viewers. The “present a Chrome tab” feature is rolling out to general availability as of today.

3. Low-light Mode

Meet can now use AI to automatically adjust your video to make you more visible to other participants in sub-optimal lighting conditions. This feature is currently rolling out to mobile users, and will be available to web users in the future.

4. Noise Cancellation

To help limit interruptions to your meeting, Meet can now intelligently filter out background distractions—like your dog barking or keystrokes as you take meeting notes. Noise cancellation will begin rolling out in the coming weeks to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers starting with web users and later to mobile users.

Read more details about the new Google Meet features in this blog post.

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