Google Meet has announced that it is overhauling its web interface to improve video presentations and help you focus during conversations. The UI improvements come now Google Meet introduces new bubble backgrounds and a low-light feature that automatically improves crappy video quality.
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Google Meet also improves the “pin” feature, making it easier to pin or unpin feeds and allow multiple video feeds to be pinned at the same time. Pinning more than one feed can help people focus during large presentations, or improve accessibility for participants who are hard of hearing and need an ASL interpreter.
Along with its UI improvements, Google Meet is porting its low-light feature from its mobile app to the web. Scenes with poor lighting or too much backlighting are automatically adjusted to improve visibility. Some new video backgrounds, including a classroom, will also be appearing on Google Meet’s mobile and web platforms in the coming weeks.
The updated Google Meet UI should be rolled out in May, although the low light mode and new wallpapers could come a little earlier. Google Meet currently offers unlimited video calling for free, but will return to a model with limited calls on June 30.