Google had announced a host of new changes to its Meet video-conferencing app back in April. Now, the company recently announced that it will roll out one of those features to users in India.
The company’s recent update stated, “This feature will roll out in the coming weeks to users in Australia, Brazil , India , Japan and New Zealand. Currently this feature is not available to users in South Africa, the UAE and the surrounding areas.
Google also explained a few situations where the noise cancellation feature will either not work or cause issues with the conversation.
Audio capture from screen sharing won’t be affected by noise cancelling.
Google Meet filters out noises that don’t sound like voices. Voices from TV or people talking at the same time won’t be filtered out.
If non-speech is an important part of your call (like playing musical instruments or investigating a noise) Google recommends turning off noise cancelation.
The new feature will not be activated by default. In order to turn it on, follow the steps below: Go to the Meet homepage
Recently, Google also announced that it will be introducing education-focused features on the platform which will be released for G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education users.
The new features will improve moderation and engagement among educators in remote or hybrid learning environments. The host will have much more control over the entire meeting and some interesting tools such as attendance tracking to provide a record of which students joined the class, breakout rooms so that educators can divide classes into smaller groups, Q&A to provide students with a way to ask questions without disrupting the flow of class discussion or lesson, and polling to engage students to share their voices