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Inspired by user feedback, Google is rolling out a new Google Meet experience to desktop/laptop with updates to the video feed, viewing and presentation experience, and audio. bottom.
Meeting screen interface
- Hover over your Video Feeds for options between grid tiles or floating images. You can also resize, reposition, and hide it to focus on the call.
- Your self-view appears at the bottom right of the grid to bring more of your Video Feeds to eye level when you look into the camera.
Experience viewing and presenting information
- See what you're presenting in Google Meet.
- Unpin content you or others share to see more and larger video feeds.
- Participant names are always displayed regardless of meeting size.
- Meeting dial-in codes, attachments, participant list, chat, and other activities are at the bottom right to create more vertical space to see people and content.
- Controls are consolidated in one place with descriptions available on hover.
- The Leave Call button is moved away from the microphone and camera button to avoid call hangs.
- The bottom bar is always visible, while not covering the cover captions and bottom video feed.
Other visual updates include
- When someone speaks, their box is outlined in blue.
- Mute indicators are softened to reduce visual distraction.
- When there are more participants than can be displayed on the grid, a box is added so you always remember who is on the call.
Why you’d use it
Enjoy a simpler, more flexible experience that lets you confidently participate in Google Meet calls as a presenter, attendee, teacher, or student knowing you have more control More control over your video feed, layout, and content.
- Users will see a banner before joining a call that says “Meet has a new look” when this refreshed UI is enabled for them.
- Using Chrome extensions (including the Grid View extension) may affect your experience. Uninstalling any extensions that interact with Google Meet may resolve this issue.
- For a better presentation and to avoid mirroring, share to another window or a specific tab instead of the meeting window.
- In some cases, your self-view may appear with gray bars at the top and bottom to show you everything your camera sees. Other participants can see a cropped version of your video feed.
Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
End users: This feature will be ON for everyone.
Rapid release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting May 3, 2021
Scheduled release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting May 17, 2021
- Available to all users Workspace. Also available if you're using Google Meet with a personal Google account.