Internet search giant Google has rolled out new features to its Google Meet platform today. The platform has added support for background blurring as well as the support to view 49 people at a time on the screen.
Talking about the background blur first, the company has said that the feature to turn on the background blur will be off by default and there is no admin control that is required to turn it on. Further, the feature works directly within your browser and does not require an extension or any additional software. Also, the support for the same feature is set to come to ChromeOS and Meet mobile apps is set to come soon.
This feature has been rolled out by the company for all G Suite customers and users with personal Google accounts.
As for the support for 49 people goes, the company has rolled out the ability to see 49 people at the same time in the auto and tiled layout on the Meet platform.
Further, it has also added the option to be able to see yourself too. “When you hover over your thumbnail in the top right corner, you’ll now see the option to add or remove yourself from the grid. These changes are only visible to you,:” said Google in a blog post.
Readers must note that this feature is also only available in Meet on the web. By default, the maximum number of tiles you’ll see in auto layouts is 9, and in tiled layouts is 16.
Once this feature is rolled out, users will also be able to use a slider to adjust the number of tiles they see. Just like background blur, this feature also doesn’t require admin control and is available to be all G Suite customers and users with personal Google accounts.