Google Meet gets Live sharing of YouTube, Spotify and games
Back in June, Google revealed that it would merge its two video calling services into a single one and update Google Duo to include all the features of Google Meet. And now, the awaited upgrade is out and it’s already rolling out last.
The new upgrade allows everyone to access additional capabilities, including scheduling and joining meetings, virtual backdrops, in-meeting chat, and much more, in addition to your current video calling options.
Google also launched Google Meet live sharing. All conference attendees can interact with live-shared content. Everyone can co-watch YouTube videos, curate a Spotify playlist, or take turns playing Heads Up!, UNO! Mobile, or Kahoot! during an ice breaker.
Google Meet New features
- Live sharing enables interaction with the shared content by all conference attendees.
- Additional meeting capabilities let you start a quick video conversation with your whole study group or connect with colleagues at a regularly planned time.
- Before you attend a meeting, you can change your backdrop or add visual effects.
- During the meeting, you can also use in-meeting chat and captions to participate.
Google stated that it began rolling out these new features to the Duo app over the past few weeks, and users are now starting to notice an update to Google Meet for the app’s name and icon. Mobile and tablet devices will get this upgrade throughout the month; other devices will get it later.