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Google Meet Meets Google Duo Users

2022 July 7

What is going to happen:

  1. Google Duo will be upgraded to Google Meet.
  2. Google Duo app will include all Google Meet features.
  3. Google Duo app will be renamed to Google Meet.
  4. Google Duo users can then schedule video meetings and use the video calling from Meet.
  5. There will be another email notification before the change.

What you need to do:

  1. For administrators, review your administrative settings before the Google Duo app is upgraded later this year.
  2. For administrators, turn your Google Duo app and Google Meet ON so it won’t disrupt the upgrade for any of your users.
  3. For users, no action is required. 

Questions and concerns:

  1. Google Duo has an end-to-end encryption feature for the For 1:1 and group video calling. (Reference: https://support.google.com/duo/answer/9280240?hl=en#zippy=%2Chow-end-to-end-encryption-cloud-encryption-differ)
  2. Will Google Meet have end-to-end encryption?
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More about this topic here: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/bringing-the-power-of-google-meet-to-google-duo-users


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Updates: Google Meet

Google Meet Will Now Automatically Adjust the Brightness of Your Webcam

Google Meet will soon make it simpler to see all of your coworkers or friends on video calls. The app’s web version can detect when someone is underexposed due to poor lighting. It will then brighten the screen to make it easier to see your coworkers and improve your feed’s clarity if you have a lousy webcam.

Key takeaways:

  • Last year, the Google Meet iOS and Android mobile apps received a low-light mode.
  • It employs artificial intelligence to analyze light levels and adjust brightness.
  • The function has no admin control, but users will turn it off.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/20/google-meet-will-automatically-adjust-webcam-brightness-in-your-browser/.

New Audio and Video Locks for Host in Google Meet

 by Josh

New audio and video locks are coming to Google Meet, allowing hosts to switch off the microphones and cameras of other attendees. In addition, you may now mute users and keep them from unmuting themselves until you unlock them with the new feature.

When a host turns on an audio or video lock in the main meeting, it will also be applied to breakout rooms. Changes to a breakout room’s lock setting, on the other hand, do not affect the settings of other breakout rooms or the main conference.

Key takeaways:

  • According to Google, audio and video locks give presenters more control over their meetings by allowing them to choose whether to enable different levels of user engagement.
  • Suppose the host activates the audio or video lock. In that case, participants using versions of the Android and iOS applications that do not support the new feature will be removed from the meeting.
  • All Google Workspace clients and G Suite Basic and Business subscribers are starting to receive the new audio and visual lock capabilities.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/22/google-meet-rolls-out-new-audio-and-video-locks-for-hosts/.

Google Meet Will Now Notify You If You’re Causing an Echo

 by Josh

According to Google, the ‘echo’ can happen when your system transmits back the audio from a call. Most of the time, Meet will use its intelligence to eliminate the audio. However, it occasionally happens, resulting in others hearing an echo from your gadget when they talk.

Key takeaways: 

  • When the platform detects a noticeable echo in a user’s system, it will display a red dot on the choices button and a text notification that reads, “you are causing an echo; find help here.”
  • To fix it, tap the notice, which will take you to the app’s help center, where you’ll find instructions on how to stop the obnoxious sound.

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/382535.

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