Looking for all the new changes coming to Google Meet? Look no further. Here are some of the highlights of things that are new and to come for teachers, administrators and consumers using this meeting platform.

  • Blur Your Background – Got a lot of clutter in your office? Or do you just need the focus to be on you for your meeting? This new feature allows you to filter out background clutter in your profile. Blur Your Background was just released today, so it may take some time to show up on Google Meet. How will you know? When you join a meeting, click on the 3 dots at the lower right and look for “Turn on Background Blur”
  • Manage Meeting Attendees – Starting September 14th, Google has added participant controls for Meeting Creators and Calendar Owners using Google Meet. Click on the 3 dots of your Google Meeting and choose Settings. Look for Host Controls. There, you will see the ability to enable or disable Quick Access. If Quick Access is turned on, users in your domain will not need to “knock” first before joining. With Quick Access turned off, all users must knock to join.
  • Cast Google Meet to your TV – Want to have a family meeting from the comfort of your living room? If you’ve got a Google Account, an updated Chrome Browser, and a Chromecast, you can broadcast your Google Meeting to your TV.

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