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Google Meet doubles app installs in 50 days, hitting 100 million

Google Meet doubles app installs in 50 days, hitting 100 million

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JioMeet is basically a completely free 1:1 copy of Zoom

JioMeet is basically a completely free 1:1 copy of Zoom

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic struck, Zoom has been taking over the world of video conferencing. Many other companies have realized that and have started offering or improving their own video calling services — see Google Meet, Duo, Microsoft Teams, and others. Indian telecommunications company Reliance Jio also wants a slice of the cake and has launched its own approach to video conferencing, JioMeet.

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Google Meet's impressive live noise-cancellation is rolling out to more countries

Google Meet's impressive live noise-cancellation is rolling out to more countries

We've all been in a video conference where background noise coming from someone's microphone ruined the entire conversation. Although this is easily solved by going on mute, the problem persists if the participant needs to speak. Thankfully, Google announced a noise cancellation feature for Meet, preventing the attendees from hearing unwanted background, back in April. After the company already rolled out the feature to most G Suite Enterprise users, it plans on bringing the feature to more G Suite organizations in more markets.

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Weekend poll: Which video call or conferencing services do you use?

Weekend poll: Which video call or conferencing services do you use?

Over the last few months, the popularity of videoconferencing services like Zoom has exploded. With so many of us working at home and unable to visit friends or family, video calls are a close (or distant) second when it comes to both work meetings and general human contact. Now that Google is stepping up its own competition against Zoom, we're curious to know which video call or conferencing services you might use.

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Zoom announces end-to-end encryption for everyone, beta starting in July

Zoom announces end-to-end encryption for everyone, beta starting in July

Following its unprecedented rise to popularity during the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom quickly found itself under scrutiny from privacy and security experts for not offering end-to-end encryption, among other issues. The company reacted by promising to add the security feature, but for paid users only. After some press backlash regarding that decision, Zoom has now announced that it will bring end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to everyone.

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Messenger Rooms video calls are now available on Facebook Portal screens

Messenger Rooms video calls are now available on Facebook Portal screens

Videoconferencing is all the rage right now and Facebook, like any other big industry name, naturally wants a bigger slice of the pie. In a bid to do that, the tech giant buckled down to make its Zoom-rival Messenger Rooms ubiquitous across its several social media platforms. Now, Facebook's much-maligned smart screens are also getting support for Rooms along with a bunch of accompanying features.

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How to start or join a Google Meet session from Gmail

How to start or join a Google Meet session from Gmail

Back in April, Google rebranded its Hangouts Meet service to Google Meet, and soon after made it available to everyone for free. To make it as easy as possible to start or connect to a Google Meet session, Google has baked the service directly into the web browser version of Gmail. Here's how to start using it today.

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Google Meet brings tiled participants view to presentations

Google Meet brings tiled participants view to presentations

In light of Zoom’s newfound hegemony over the video conferencing space, Google overhauled its Hangouts Meet offering, giving it a new name along with some original and even a few borrowed features. The Zoom-style grid participants view that made its way to Google Meet in April will now also be available during ongoing presentations.

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How to turn your smartphone into a professional Zoom webcam: Mounts, lights, and more

How to turn your smartphone into a professional Zoom webcam: Mounts, lights, and more

While you'd think that the world's webcam supply chain would have caught up with demand from the many millions of folks working from home by now, you'd be wrong. Logitech is still sold out of every model it makes online, and questionable cheap webcams popping up here and there on Amazon probably aren't a wise investment. But you do have a professional webcam at home, you just may have forgotten about it: your smartphone. With a few simple gadgets, you make your phone into a pro videoconferencing rig in a snap, and be the envy of everyone at the virtual office.

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Google Meet passes 50 million downloads, boosted by coronavirus

Google Meet passes 50 million downloads, boosted by coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most people are stuck at home and looking for ways to keep in touch with each other. Zoom has been a popular solution for a while, both for companies and individuals. However, with Google's offering becoming free earlier this month, it's now passed 50 million installs on the Play Store.

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