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Now, on Google Meet, add cats, astronauts, jellyfish and more!

Google Meet has just introduced changes that will make your conversations so much more exciting.

Google Meet has just changed for you. Google, which has been steadily improving the features on its video conferencing platform, has rolled out changes that are aimed at giving people, who often don’t get a chance to share their views during meetings, some much-needed time under the spotlight, then it introduced a bunch of new features for students and teachers aimed at making learning a stress-free experience and now, it has introduced new ones that make boring video conferences fun and interesting.
1/6 Google Meet has just changed for you. Google, which has been steadily improving the features on its video conferencing platform, has rolled out changes that are aimed at giving people, who often don’t get a chance to share their views during meetings, some much-needed time under the spotlight, then it introduced a bunch of new features for students and teachers aimed at making learning a stress-free experience and now, it has introduced new ones that make boring video conferences fun and interesting. (Google)
Google Meet AR Masks: The company says that it has added new augmented reality (AR) based masks, filters and effects to its video conferencing app. “Add cats, astronauts, jellyfish and more to your Meet calls. New filters, masks and effects are now available for Meet on Android and iOS. Try it today,” Google wrote in a post on Twitter making the announcement.
2/6 Google Meet AR Masks: The company says that it has added new augmented reality (AR) based masks, filters and effects to its video conferencing app. “Add cats, astronauts, jellyfish and more to your Meet calls. New filters, masks and effects are now available for Meet on Android and iOS. Try it today,” Google wrote in a post on Twitter making the announcement. (Google)
Google Meet effects availability: The Verge notes that these effects are available via the sparkle icon that appears at the bottom right corner of a user’s video feed when they are on a call. The sparkle icon will bring a carousel of different effects, which includes colour filter and animated AR face effects.
3/6 Google Meet effects availability: The Verge notes that these effects are available via the sparkle icon that appears at the bottom right corner of a user’s video feed when they are on a call. The sparkle icon will bring a carousel of different effects, which includes colour filter and animated AR face effects. (Google)
Who will get it and who will not: The report also says that these effects are mostly available for personal Gmail accounts. Google Workspace users, on the other hand, will only get access to a select virtual backgrounds that are targeted at a more professional setup. Simply said, these funky new effects are aimed at making your personal conversations fun and interesting. As far as your work-related video calls are concerned, they will remain dull and boring.
4/6 Who will get it and who will not: The report also says that these effects are mostly available for personal Gmail accounts. Google Workspace users, on the other hand, will only get access to a select virtual backgrounds that are targeted at a more professional setup. Simply said, these funky new effects are aimed at making your personal conversations fun and interesting. As far as your work-related video calls are concerned, they will remain dull and boring. (Google)
Google Meet Classroom: Separately, Google, as mentioned before, has released a host of features for students and teachers. For instance, every teacher and co-teacher in a Classroom can become a host in a meeting that will enable multiple teachers to share the load of managing a class. Also, students will now be placed inside a “waiting room” and that they won't be able to see or communicate with other participants until a teacher is present.
5/6 Google Meet Classroom: Separately, Google, as mentioned before, has released a host of features for students and teachers. For instance, every teacher and co-teacher in a Classroom can become a host in a meeting that will enable multiple teachers to share the load of managing a class. Also, students will now be placed inside a “waiting room” and that they won't be able to see or communicate with other participants until a teacher is present. (Google)
Google Meet safety controls: This feature has the ability to end meetings for everyone on the call and mute everyone at once.
6/6 Google Meet safety controls: This feature has the ability to end meetings for everyone on the call and mute everyone at once. (Google)