Explore New Google Meet Features for Better Virtual Meetings

Posted by Andy Chisholm, Customer Success Manager

Apr 24, 2020


You spoke, and Google Cloud listened. The company has extended advanced Google Meet features to all users of this secure video conferencing platform. These four new additions enhance the virtual meeting experience for everyone on the call.

Whether you’re trying to figure out how to effectively manage a remote team or bringing together stakeholders in a meeting from all over the world during a remote work day, Google Meet gives you a secure, easy way to do it. And it’s almost as good as a face-to-face meeting. In fact, these new features of this Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) tool make it even better.

What New Google Meet Features are Available?

Built on Google’s secure, resilient infrastructure, Google Meet always has delivered rigorous privacy controls. Users always have been able to join from a modern web browser without needing to download and install added software in order to participate. When you start a meeting, Meet turns on its anti-abuse features by default to ensure a secure session.

The four latest Google Meet features use such technologies as Google AI to deliver improved meeting quality and better user experiences. Google Cloud started rolling out these enhancements on April 22. The updates include:

Tiled layout.

Google Meet now offers an expanded tiled layout that lets web users see up to 16 participants at once. The previous web layout only showed four users at a time. Google Cloud says to stay tuned for more enhancements to “allow larger meetings, better presentation layouts and support across more devices.”

Low-light mode.

Currently rolling out first to mobile users, this new Google Meet feature uses artificial intelligence to take control of Meet lighting issues. AI automatically adjusts video to make the user more visible when lighting conditions are suboptimal. It will be available to web users in the future.

Noise cancellation.

Meet now intelligently filters out background distractions that interrupt meetings. This includes barking dogs, people talking, or even your keystrokes as you take notes. This feature will begin rolling out first to Google Workspace Enterprise and Google Workspace Enterprise for Education Customers. Web users will be next, followed then by mobile users.

Better presentation options.

Google Meet now gives users the option to present a Chrome tab instead of a window or entire screen. This option gives you the ability to share high-quality video and audio to give your users the best remote viewing experience.

Try the New Google Meet Features at No Cost

As we reported in a recent blog about Google Meet Enterprise, you can try all of these new features for free for a limited time, thanks to Google Cloud’s latest offer.

Current Google customers, who aren’t already using Google Workspace, can try the new Google Meet Enterprise Suite at no cost until Sept. 30. Until then, you’ll get to enjoy the following:

  • Rock-solid data security and privacy
  • Meetings for up to 250 participants
  • Livestream to up to 100,000 viewers
  • Recording feature for all meetings
  • Screen sharing
  • Live captions
  • Open time limit on meetings

Ready to learn more or get up and running? Check out my previous blog about how to use Google Meet for remote working and another from Onix Google Workspace expert Rodney Dore about how to get started using Google Meet during a remote work day.

We also are happy to talk with you more about how to get up and running on the new Google Meet Enterprise Suite today.

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Andy Chisholm, Customer Success Manager

As a dedicated service manager for the past six years, Andy has helped Onix customers find success working in the cloud. His experiences with Google and in the support field give him the ability to help users make the most of their cloud environment.

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