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Google Meet adds a quick settings panel for all of your favorite background effects

Google Meet adds a quick settings panel for all of your favorite background effects

Whether you're still working remotely or trying out a new hybrid situation, video conferences are still a common factor in the lives of millions of employees. Google Meet is one of the best ways to hold meetings online, in both one-on-one situations and company-wide keynotes. To make it easier to manage your video's appearance, Google is adding a dedicated effects panel to its UI.

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Google Meet is about to do away with those annoying echoes

Google Meet is about to do away with those annoying echoes

As video conferencing has become more popular over the last year and a half, there's one thing many of us have come to dread — echoes. An Echo is just one of a bad batch of issues that still plague video calls. Thankfully, Google is setting out to fix that.

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Google Meet is ending unlimited group video calls for free users

Google Meet is ending unlimited group video calls for free users

Google made unlimited Meet group video calls free when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, but the company never intended this feature to remain available for everyone. The business originally wanted to introduce a long-planned 60-minute limit for free accounts in March this year, but then extended the deadline to June 2021. And well, there's no further delay: June has come and gone, and so have free unlimited calls for everyone.

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Google Meet is spending summer vacation improving video calls for teachers and students

Google Meet is spending summer vacation improving video calls for teachers and students

Plenty of schools are returning to in-person learning in the fall, but remote classes are likely here to stay in some capacity. Google is working to improve how video conferencing works in both Classroom and Meet, with a massive boost in security and safety coming to each platform before another school semester kicks off.

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Google Meet will now tell you when your call quality is poor, as ifF Y□U d.dn.t kno###

Google Meet will now tell you when your call quality is poor, as ifF Y□U d.dn.t kno###

Video calls have no doubt become more popular in the past year or so. Those who deal with not-so-great Wi-Fi or just own less powerful devices have likely had to deal with poor call quality, but Google Meet will now tell you when your call quality is being affected and offer recommendations on how to fix the issue.

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Google Meet's new power-saving feature means you can't dodge meetings with a low battery

Google Meet's new power-saving feature means you can't dodge meetings with a low battery

That all-hands meeting in the office may have been traded in for a Google Meet call from wherever thanks to the pandemic-driven uptake of remote work, but for some people dialing in from their phones, they may not have enough juice or be able to even plug in to a power source. The good news now? Meet's addressing the need for conservation.

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Google Meet brings live captions to four new languages on mobile

Google Meet brings live captions to four new languages on mobile

The sudden surge in working from home has led Google to heavily invest in its video chat tools, including Google Meet (formerly Hangouts Meet). Last month it gained the ability to accept multiple join requests at once, and now Meet's live caption feature will support more languages.

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Students can now record Google Meet classes on some Workspace Education accounts

Students can now record Google Meet classes on some Workspace Education accounts

Nothing beats a live meeting for rapid communication, even if you have to do it through a webcam. But it's also handy to have a record of what happened, especially if you know you'll be Asked Questions Later. To that end: the latest addition to Google Workspaces Education (previously known as G Suite for Education). Students can now record Google Meet sessions.

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Google Meet introduces new options for creating a meeting

Google Meet introduces new options for creating a meeting

Google Meet has been in rapid development over the past year to accommodate the millions of people who transitioned to (and in many cases, still are) working from home. The service has implemented many new features recently, and now Google is making it easier than ever to create a call.

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Google Meet is back up after suffering an outage

Google Meet is back up after suffering an outage

According to Google's Workspace Status Dashboard and anecdotal user reports, Google Meet is having difficulties today. Although the problem isn't universal, some folks can't access the Google Meet site, which shows a 502 error. Thankfully (or unfortunately, if you're hoping to dodge classes), there's a workaround.

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