Video conferencing has been an everyday routine for everything from corporate meetings and remote classes to weekend hangouts, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic has been a thing. Well, among the more popular ones, Google Meet has been the favored video conferencing service for a lot of people, and therefore the ability to cover or change your background with a custom image was a nifty addition to the service last year. Today, that feature has gained an expansion as Google announced that the power to blur or replace video chat backgrounds in Meet is out there on Android. Before today’s update, you could change your background only on the desktop. Now, you’ll prefer to customize your background with various images curated by Google itself including office spaces, landscapes, and abstract photos.
It should be noted that you simply can choose only from Google’s hand-picked photos; the power to pick your personal or custom images as your background will roll out soon. For iOS users, Google will introduce support for background replacement soon. The feature may be a good way to cover your messy surroundings or show more of your personality, Google noted. confine mind that you’re going to get to manually switch the feature on to start out using it. It’s available from today to all or any Workspace and G Suite Basic/Business customers.
Meanwhile for Google Meet users who’re used to their daily video conferencing routines on their laptop or PC, can now select videos to use as their background instead of plain images. As is the case with images, you can only select from what Google provides, which is limited to a classroom, a party, and a forest. This list will be expanding, Google promises and will bring this same feature to mobile in the near future. This one is open to anyone, including those with personal Google accounts only.News Source: Mashable