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Google Meet can now detect when you raise your hand IRL

Google launched its hand gesture detection feature on Google Meet that recognizes when your physical hand is raised and triggers the hand raise icon to notify participants in the video call that you h

Google Meet now lets you apply a skin-smoothing effect with its new portrait touch-up mode

Google Meet finally rolled out a portrait touch-up mode to compete with rivals Zoom and Microsoft Teams. The new capability allows you to apply beautifying features during video calls, including compl

Google is experimenting with AI-generated background on Meet

Google is experimenting with a generative AI feature to create new backgrounds for Google Meet calls. This new test lets people type in a prompt to generate a background for the call. The feature, whi

Google Meet now lets you pause video streams of individual tiles

Google Meet is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to pause the video streams for individual tiles to improve focus on frequent speakers or presenters. To turn off individual feeds, you can

Google is finally rolling out emoji reactions for Meet video calls

Google is finally rolling out emoji reactions to people using Google Meet for video calls. Starting today, the company said this feature will be first available on iOS and the web with Android support

Google Meet gets automatic meeting transcriptions

Meetings — nobody wants them but everybody has them. So for those times when you’re in a meeting but mostly just surfing the web, it’s nice to have a transcript to make sure you didn’t miss th

It’s not just you: The freemium bar is shifting

Here's another sign of the times: Free tiers are becoming less generous.

Google Meet’s new feature lets users consume YouTube and Spotify together

As Google continues the great merger between its Duo and Meet video communications apps, the company today announced that it’s introducing new Apple SharePlay-like live-sharing features to Meet,

The next step in Google’s merger of Duo and Meet starts today

In June, Google told us that it would start merging its Duo video chat service for consumers with Meet, its Zoom competitor for business users. The next phase of this merger starts today. Merging two

Google starts prompting remaining Hangouts users to move to Chat

Google has announced that starting today, people who are still using Hangouts on mobile will see an in-app prompt asking them to move to Chat in Gmail or the Chat app. The company says the new prompt

Google Duo and Meet will soon become one

Google Duo, the company’s video chat service for consumers, will soon merge with Google Meet, the company’s video chat service for business users. The Duo app will soon get all of Meet&#82

Google Meet gets in-meeting reactions, PiP, end-to-end encryption and more

Google announced a major update to Google Meet today that includes a number of long-requested features and plenty that you didn’t even know you needed. There is a long list here, but the main ad

Google Meet rolls out new audio and video locks for hosts

Google Meet is getting new audio and video locks to let hosts turn off the microphones and cameras of other participants. The new feature essentially lets you mute a user and prevent them from unmutin

Google Meet will automatically adjust webcam brightness in your browser

The web version Google Meets can soon detect when someone is underexposed due to bad lighting. Meet will then increase the brightness so it's easier to see yourself and your cohorts on calls.

Google Workspace opens up spaces for all users

Google is tying everything together with a handbook for navigating hybrid work, which includes best practice blueprints for five common hybrid meetings.

Google interconnects its Workspace apps, adds a dozen new features

Google kicked off its Google I/O Developer event this afternoon with a set of new collaborative workspace tools, which it’s calling, as a group, “Smart Canvas.” The company demonstra

Daily Crunch: Google Meet will get a new look and new features

Google announces upgrades to Google Meet, Amazon is bringing its palm scanner to Whole Foods and Microsoft looks at the effect of video calls on our brains. This is your Daily Crunch for April 21, 202

AI-powered transcription service can now record from Google Meet, the A.I.-powered voice transcription service that already integrates with Zoom for recording online meetings and webinars, is today bringing its service to Google Meet’s over 100 milli

Google will let everyone migrate from Hangouts to Chat for free in 2021

Google’s strategy around its messaging apps is nothing if not messy right now (hello Hangouts, Meet, Chat, Duo and Co.), but it looks like things will get a bit easier come next year. We already

Klaxoon launches Board, an interactive meeting product for video calls

A few weeks after teasing its new product, French startup Klaxoon is launching Board, a visual interface that lets you work together during a video call. Instead of staring at other people’s faces,
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