Google Meet gets updated with this Duo feature


Google has announced a new update for its unified video calling platform — Google Meet. The tech giant recently confirmed adding all Google Duo features to Meet as the company plans to merge two video calling services into a single solution. Now, Google has updated its blog post to announce that the new update that started rolling out last month will offer Meet users other features like — scheduling and joining meetings, virtual backgrounds, in-meeting chat and more, apart from the existing video calling features.
Moreover, the company has also announced that Google Meet is also getting the live sharing feature which will allow participants to spend their breaks in a fun and interactive way.
New changes coming to Google Meet
As per the blog post, Google Meet is getting new features that will allow users to start an instant video call with their entire study group or connect with their colleagues at a recurring scheduled time.

Moreover, users will also be able to change their background or apply visual effects before joining a meeting. Users will even be allowed to use in-meeting chat and captions during the meeting that will offer more ways to participate. Apart from that, Google Meet is also getting the live sharing feature which will allow all meeting participants to interact with the content that’s being shared.
This new feature will allow participants to — co-watch videos on YouTube, curate a playlist on Spotify and take turns while playing games like Heads Up!, UNO! Mobile or Kahoot! The blog mentions that this feature can be helpful during an ice-breaker session where all participants can join in on the action.
How Google is trying to smoothen the transition between Duo and Meet
Google has confirmed in the blog post that the company will “continue to invest in bringing more features to Google Meet to help people to connect, collaborate and share experiences on any device, at home, school and work.”

The company has also recommended users to keep their app updated to the latest version for ensuring a smoother transition. Furthermore, Google has also mentioned that users have started to see their app name and icon being updated on Google Meet and this upgrade will take place throughout the month across mobile and tablet devices.



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