For Android and iPhone User released Google Meet new animated AR effects and color filters

For Android and iPhone User released Google Meet new animated AR effects and color filters

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  • These options are available for personal Gmail account users while Workspace users can access limited tools like blurring and adding virtual backgrounds during their video call. The latest development shows that Google Meet is expanding more consumers with personal accounts for informal conversations in contrast to only giving features for formal conversations focussed towards business and enterprise users earlier.

  • Users of personal Gmail accounts can access the new Google Duo-like filters by going to the glitter icon at the bottom of the screen. However, users of personal Gmail accounts will be able to use the functionalities. During a video call, workspace users have limited access to tools like blurring and adding virtual backgrounds. For users of personal Gmail accounts who access Google Meet via Android and iOS, the video conferencing platform has introduced additional functionality. The new capabilities are accessible through the sparkle icon in the bottom right of the video during a call, according to a tweet from Google. Users can access numerous filters and effects by pressing the icon, and a carousel of various effects will show at the bottom of the screen.

The new filters introduced by Google Meet are very similar to Google’s video chat service Google Duo. Earlier reports have stated that Google Meet will eventually replace Google Duo which will eventually phase out. Google Duo is aimed at regular customers whereas Google Meet is aimed at enterprise customers for video conferencing. Last year, 9to5 Google had quoted Javier Soltero, Head of GSuite who had said that it does not make sense for Duo and Meet to coexist. The report had noted that Google Meet would bring Duo’s features like end-to-end encryption, contacting users for a video via the phone number, and 3D effects. It now seems like Google has begun the initial work of bringing over Duo’s features.

Earlier this month, Google Meet introduced a new user interface (UI) and started rolling out new tools so users can get a better call quality experience. Google Meet for web will show suggestions in the form of gentle notifications that will appear as a bubble and red dot over the More Options button next to End Call in the revamped bottom bar. Google Meet is also starting to roll out Smart Canvas or the ability to present from Docs, Sheets, and Slides directly to Google Meet. This will save on the user’s time who is giving a presentation as they will directly be able to present their content to a Google Meet call on the web directly from the Doc, Sheet, or Slide.

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