Google Meet Rolls Out Noise Cancellation To iOS And Android, Adds Attendance Reports For Schools

Thanks to noise cancellation on Android and iOS, Google Meet will now let users filter out disruptive sounds. Moreover, it will also add attendance reports for schools and educators.

Joining background blur, Google Meet will filter out any background noise such that you can call from any possible environment, including “keyboard typing, doors opening and closing, and construction outside your window.” Google’s “cloud-based AI” supports this feature by blocking out anything that isn’t your voice.  Read More

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Google Meet Adds Security Feature To Protect Educators From Zoombombing

With online classes becoming the new normal for students, video conferencing services are constantly adding new features to make the service more user friendly and secure. Talking about security, the term “Zoombombing” became popular as students started using the platform to disrupt the class by exploiting the features made available to them, for instance using the share screen feature that isn’t locked by the host to display sexually explicit content or inviting unknown users to have access to the meeting who in turn cause disturbance. In the light of this, Google is set to add new security features in its Google Meet video conferencing service to protect educator subscribers. As announced by Google, anonymous users will be blocked from Google Meet for G Suite for Education meetings by default. Read More

Google Meet Adding New Group Video Calling Features To Compete With Zoom

Amid the ongoing pandemic, video calls have witnessed a massive boom. With Zoom’s and Google Meet’s popularity reaching great heights, there has been a constant comparison between the two. Zoom offers several features which are not available on Google Meets, giving Zoom the upper hand. Zoom’s sales increased by 169% in just 3 months. Google Meets has been working on reinventing itself and making it more user friendly. Smart Displays such as Nest Hub Max, LG XBOOM AI ThinQ, WK9, JBL Link View and Lenovo’s 8-inch and 10-inch Smart Displays will now support group calling feature through Google Duo, whereas Meet group video calling is available only on Nest Hub Max. Read More