Google Meet has begun to provide a green meeting room feature, which allows users to quickly preview how it will appear on the camera before starting a video call. Participants in a Google Meet video call can check their peripherals, network connections, audio quality and other parameters before entering the call. This feature also allows users to check the video quality in advance and make adjustments. The results of this development were shared on Google’s Workspace Blog, which said that this new feature will be rolled out on February 2.
Google Meet users will see a new icon before joining a video call, allowing them to preview what they will look like during the call and check that all peripherals are working properly. Before joining the call, there will be an option labeled “Check your audio and video”, which allows the user to adjust various aspects of the call. According to a Google blog post, this option will display a green room preview and allow users to check whether their network connection is adequate, whether they need to eliminate noise, whether the input and output devices are correctly selected, and other settings. .
This will help Google Meet participants avoid accidental microphone muting, audio issues, loss of headset or speaker connections, and other such issues. If a problem is detected, Meet will also display warnings and troubleshooting tips.
Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter / Standard / Business Plus customers, Enterprise Essentials / Standard / Plus customers and G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education and non-profit customers can use this feature.
Google said that the feature began to roll out on February 2, and it may take up to 15 days for everyone to use the feature.
Recently, Google has added a “Troubleshooting” menu to Google Meet, which helps users understand how their local desktop and network environment affect the quality of their video calls. Prior to this, Google expanded the usability of breakout rooms and allowed users to participate in meetings virtually.