Incredible! Google Meet Will Now Let You Use Custom Backgrounds On Video Calls

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: November 2, 2020

Google has decided to introduce custom backgrounds for its videoconferencing platform, Meet. Now, whenever you open Google’s Chrome browser, you will also have access to the feature in Chrome OS, Windows, and Mac laptops as well. As far as mobile phones as concerned, the feature is coming soon.

If you are wondering how to use this new feature of video conferencing app, you don’t have to add any browser extensions to activate the custom backgrounds. In fact, you should be able to add the background images from your own photo collection. In addition, you may gain images from the library provided by Google, including landscapes, abstract art, and offices.

It will take a week or so before this option becomes available to all Google Meet users.

Other videoconferencing services like Microsoft Teams and Zoom already have this feature. In fact, they’ve added a couple more background options to suit schooling and work needs during the pandemic.

In the last couple of months, Google Meet has added a blurring option for background, real-time captioning, low-light mode, hand-raising feature, and a tile view display that allows up to 49 participants.

Google Meet integrated with Gmail back in May – a sidebar link was added and it permits up to 100 people without any time limit. According to the third-earnings revealed by Sundar Pichai, Meet earned up to 235 million daily through audio meetings and 7.5 billion daily video calls.


Updated November 2, 2020
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