New Audio and Video Locks for Host in Google Meet

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.

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