Google Meet, the video conferencing service by Google, is reportedly engaged on a brand new characteristic that may blur customers’ background throughout a video name. The event was reportedly noticed within the APK teardown of Google Meet model 41.5 for Android. It is usually potential that the characteristic will not be rolled out to customers in any respect as Google appears to be solely testing it proper now. Whereas, if the characteristic is certainly launched, Google Meet will nonetheless be far behind rivals akin to Microsoft Groups that already offers the choice to blur the background.
Based on a report by 9to5Google, the APK teardown of the Google Meet model 41.5 for Android hinted that the corporate is wanting on the choice to routinely blur the background throughout a Meet name. The advantages of this characteristic embody a extra aesthetically pleasing look in addition to hiding the chaotic parts within the background. Nevertheless, it seems that the Google Meet model 41.5 is at the moment restricted to solely sure areas. In India, Android customers can at the moment obtain/replace Google Meet model 41.zero through Google Play Retailer.
As talked about, Google Meet gaining background blur characteristic would nonetheless put it far behind its rivals akin to Microsoft Groups that already offers this selection. Equally, Google Meet’s one other competitor, Zoom additionally affords the choice to exchange or customise the background throughout a video name.
In the meantime, Google Meet just lately crossed the 50 million downloads mark on Google Play Retailer. The corporate final month additionally revealed its plan so as to add a number of options to the platform for higher person expertise. This consists of format enchancment, higher low-light video efficiency, and extra.
Google Meet earlier this month was made free to everybody with a Google account and never simply enterprise and training prospects through G Suite, as was beforehand the case. Equally, Meet integration was added to the left sidebar panel of Gmail.
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