Google Meet has introduced a new way to bring video calls to life: 360-degree backgrounds. The feature, which is available on iOS and Android, allows users to select an image or video to display behind them during a video call. It’s the latest effort from Google to enhance its video conferencing platform, as the company continues to expand its capabilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The feature was first announced in January, when Google said it was working on a “completely immersive” experience that would enable virtual backgrounds. Now, it has been released for iOS and Android users. It allows users to create their own custom backgrounds or select from a library of images and videos provided by Google.
The new feature will certainly come in handy for those who are working from home and need to spruce up their Zoom or Google Meet backgrounds. The new 360-degree backgrounds feature is powered by Google’s Augmented Reality technology, so users can pick an image or video and have it appear as if the background is actually behind them.
Google is also introducing new controls that will allow users to adjust the size and position of the background. The feature is available on iOS and Android, and users can access it within the Google Meet app.
The company has been steadily improving its video conferencing platform in recent months, and this latest addition is sure to be a hit with users. With the new 360-degree backgrounds, Google Meet users can enjoy a fully immersive video call experience.
Google Meet has become increasingly popular in recent months, as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in remote work. The company is clearly looking to capitalize on this trend and is doing so with its latest update. The addition of the 360-degree backgrounds is just the latest effort from Google to make its video conferencing platform more appealing and enjoyable for users.