Announced for several months, the merger of Google Duo and Meet is finally effective. If you use either of the two services, the merger means Duo has been upgraded to include all Meet features. Google basically bundled two services together to provide a more streamlined video calling and meetings solution.
Although the rollout for the upgrade began last month, a wider rollout kicked off this week. In the coming weeks, everyone will likely have access to the new features included in the upgrade, such as the ability to schedule and join meetings, virtual backgrounds, in-meeting chat, and more. plus current video call features.
The upgrade also includes additional meeting features that allow users to initiate an instant video call with an entire group or connect with colleagues at a recurring scheduled time. Additionally, users will be able to change their background or apply visual effects before joining a meeting.
Additionally, the new and improved service will allow users to enjoy chat and captioning features during the meeting.
Une handy “live share” function
In addition, Google Meet is getting a handy “live sharing” feature, which allows all meeting participants to interact with the content that is being shared. For example, watching videos on YouTube, creating a playlist on Spotify, or even playing (specific) games can turn into group activities.
Do not forget that the upgrade will take place throughout the month on mobile devices and tablets, and that it will come later for other devices. Be sure to update your app to the latest version to benefit from the latest changes. You’ll know you’ve benefited from the new experience when you see the app name and icon change to Google Meet.