Jul. 16, 2020
The latest improvements to Google Meet will enhance your video meeting experience:
See More Participants with the Titled Layout View
You can now see up to 16 people at the same time in the tile layout option. When you present your screen in a tiled view, the main speaker appears in a large tile at the top and moves the most active participants to the side or bottom. Learn how to change your layout view.
Share High-Quality Video and Audio via Present a Chrome Tab
You can now share high-quality video and audio contents (e.g., Youtube video) using the new present ‘A Chrome tab’ option. When you are presenting your screen with this option, participants will see and hear the video and audio being shared. Learn how to present a Chrome tab.
Start or Join a Video Meeting in Gmail
Google Meet is now available in Gmail, which means you can start and join video meetings right from your inbox, allowing you to seamlessly switch between email and video meetings.
You can also hide the Google Meet in Gmail features. To hide the Google Meet interface:
Click the Gear icon and then See all settings.
At the top, click Chat and Meet.
In the "Meet" section, select “Hide the Meet section ...”
Click Save Changes at the bottom.
Learn about starting or joining a video meeting within Gmail.
Start a Video Meeting Anywhere with Mobile Device Low-Light Mode
Google Meet will now automatically enhance your video to adapt to low light conditions on your Android or iOS devices. Video enhancements will begin five seconds after entering an area with low light. As your lighting conditions change, Meet will intelligently adapt to provide you with the best video quality. As mobile devices have different camera hardware and processing capabilities, the actual end result may differ between devices. Download Meet for Android or iOS devices.