New Google Meet update that many users find really welcome – it also could be a real career-saver. Users can now carry out activities such as muting and unmuting the mic in Google meet with just a single press of a button.
New Google Meet Update That Many Users Find Really Welcome
A new update on Google meet could mark the end to occasions that could be potentially embarrassing when you are on a video call for good. Google Meet, a video conferencing service will now allow users on the platform to mute themselves quickly when they are in a meeting by simply holding down the spacebar button. And to unmute, all they have to do is to release the said button, that’s it!
“We hope this makes it even easier for you to participate in your meetings by quickly unmuting to say something,” the company in a Google workspace update blog post wrote and also added that it could be helpful in events where user’s forget to mute themselves again after they unmute themselves in a group call.
The New Feature Is Off By Default
By default, this very feature is off but it can, however, be enabled in the settings menu of Google Meet and it will start to roll out the feature to uses on September 9 where at the same till it will be available to all customers of Google workspace and users with personal Google accounts on all web browsers.
A very similar function is already present in zoom which also lets users mute and unmutes with just a single press of the spacebar. Microsoft Teams in contrast to other great rivals require users to press two buttons ctrl + spacebar to unmute.
Google Is Merging Google Duo and Meet to Create a Single Platform
The update is coming at a time when the company is continuing its merger of Google Duo and Meet in creating a single video calling platform. This is also coming just shortly after the platform decided to finally add improved support for USB accessories thus meaning that users will but able to switch between muting and unmuting making use of headsets, speaker microphones, and other USB peripherals.
Recent Updates on Google Workspace
Another recent update on Google workspace fortunately will tweak how its smart assistant reacts when users are on a video conferencing call and most specifically if anyone says “Hey Google.”
This very change will not mean that Google Assistant will now only be active when a device is not in a meeting as well as also being active in the ten minutes that is leading to an upcoming meeting.