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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 gets live captions in North America and Latin America

Google Meet gets live captions in North America and Latin America

As an international website with a mostly-US staff, covering a US company, we get a lot of commenters telling us how much it sucks that Google's stuff isn't available everywhere immediately. Well today all of you international readers get to thumb your noses at us! Assuming you live in Europe or Asia. And also that you really care about a very specific feature of the Meet video conferencing tool.

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That big Google Meet UI overhaul is starting to roll out

That big Google Meet UI overhaul is starting to roll out

Google Meet has become an essential work tool for quite a lot of people in the last year, so it's no surprise that the company is pouring resources into making it better. Today Google showed off an upcoming web redesign, which includes a more flexible user interface that lets you focus on the important parts of the meeting.

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Sick of Zoom video calls? You'll soon be sick of Telegram video calls, too

Sick of Zoom video calls? You'll soon be sick of Telegram video calls, too

Telegram is on a roll this month. After announcing not one, but two new web apps and significant updates to its mobile offerings, the company has now set its sights on Zoom, Slack, and co. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has just announced that the company wants to add a "video dimension" to its voice chats in May, making it a powerful video-conferencing platform.

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Nest Wifi routers can now prioritize video conferencing as well as gaming traffic

Nest Wifi routers can now prioritize video conferencing as well as gaming traffic

Google's routers are already packed with intelligent features like network stats, manual device prioritization, Wi-Fi pause options, or device grouping — not to mention the integrated smart speaker in the Nest Wifi. To further improve on these options, Google has decided to add the ability to automatically prioritize certain traffic via the Home app, such as video conferencing or gaming.

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Google Meet brings new features to breakout rooms

Google Meet brings new features to breakout rooms

Google Meet has added nearly all of the features it outlined earlier this year, including polling, hand-raising, and blurred bokeh-style backgrounds. Now it's continuing its assault on Zoom by introducing a number of improvements to breakout rooms, along with expanded availability of the feature.

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Google Meet finally allowing people to set up custom backgrounds

Google Meet finally allowing people to set up custom backgrounds

Google Meet has finally caught up to Zoom in the only important way that matters: custom backgrounds. Now, instead of just being able to cut down on background noise and/or blurring out your background, you can now replace it entirely with the image of your choice. Whew, it's taken long enough, huh?

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Even Google Glass has Meet now because it's not 2020 if you can't make video calls on it

Even Google Glass has Meet now because it's not 2020 if you can't make video calls on it

Two things that apparently just won't die are coming together in some kind of union — Google Meet is headed for beta tests in workplaces that have deployed Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2.

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Google Meet's revamped UI makes it to Android

Google Meet's revamped UI makes it to Android

Google Meet has picked up a bunch of new features recently, including polling and Q&A abilities. When the Meet tab rolled out in Gmail earlier this summer, it brought a new UI with it. The iOS Meet app adopted it last month, and today, Google is announcing that same experience is now coming to the standard Meet app on Android.

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Google Meet is getting two new Zoom features

Google Meet is getting two new Zoom features

Google has been working hard on Meet, its video conferencing tool, in an effort to compete with other platforms like Zoom. The company published a roadmap of upcoming features last month, and today it announced that the rollout for two of these features will be starting next week — but only for certain users.

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