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    Google Adds Blur And Custom Background Feature To Google Meet App

    Google introduces some new features for its video calling app Google Meet to connect educators with students better. More than 140 million educators and students now use G Suite for Education worldwide.

    The new features will help educators to improve moderation and engagement remotely. New features include blur and custom backgrounds, low-light mode, hand raising, and new moderation controls.

    The new update will allow users to blur their surroundings or replace background, with presets or uploaded images. Admin will have the controls to disable this functionality.



    Other features include the ability to mute all participants simultaneously, disable meeting chat for participants, and restrict who can present. The company will provide more details regarding these upcoming features soon.

    Google said this new feature makes it easy to manage meeting attendees. When someone asks to join a meeting, they won’t be able to ask again after being ejected from a meeting, and the request will no longer show up after a moderator rejects it twice.

    Moderators will also be able to end the meeting for all participants, ensuring no students remain after the teacher has left. Anonymous attendees will also be blocked from joining any education meetings by default. However, there will be an option to allow anonymous participants if required by the organisation.

    Google recently introduced a 16-person tile view and is now planning to add a UI that can fit up to 49 participants. 

    Other features on the Meet include:


    Hand raising: Increase participation in larger meetings by enabling participants to “raise their hands” when they have a question or something to say.

    Meeting attendance: Give meeting hosts a simple way to see who attended their meeting.

    Breakout rooms: Make it easy for large meetings to split into smaller groups, have parallel discussions, and meet again once finished.

    Q&A: Provide a channel for the audience to ask questions without disrupting the flow of the conversation.

    Polling: Engage participants in large meetings with real-time polling.

    Additional moderator controls: Give meeting hosts additional controls for muting, presenting, joining, and more.

    Use whiteboard from anywhere with jamboard integration in Meet. Integrating Jamboard into Meet makes it easy for those who are remotely participating in brainstorming activities.


    In the coming weeks, Google voice control ( currently in Beta) for Google Meet hardware will be available for ASUS and Lognitech meeting room kits, which makes it easy to join and end meeting with simple voice commands.

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