Google has added a new feature to its Google Meet that will help users to check their audio and video quality before entering a video call. The newly added feature is known as the “green room” feature which will show you a preview of how you’ll appear to others before entering a Google Meet video call. As mentioned the feature will also allow you to run a quality check on your audio and video to ensure smooth video calling experience. Here’s a closer look at the new green room feature.
Google Meet Adds New Green Room Feature
“We’re making it possible to quickly preview how you’ll appear to others before entering a Google Meet video call. You can use this new functionality to confirm that peripheral devices are properly configured and corrected, to check that your network connectivity is good, and to understand the impact of noise cancellation on your audio (if it’s available to your account),” reads the official blog post.
According to Google, you can use this new feature to check that your device is correctly configured or not. You can also check the network connectivity and understand the impact of noise cancellation and background noise on your audio feed.
You can catch issues like
- An unintentionally muted microphone
- A secondary display monitor with a missing headphone or speaker connection
- Other audio issues, such as poor sound quality, audio that’s too loud, or your microphone amplifying background noises
Considering the suggestion provided by the green room feature users can make an adjustment to lighting and positioning to avoid dark and grainy video quality on the video call. According to the blog post, google room is currently rolling out to the Google Meet users but it will take up to 15 days to reach all the users.
“Available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers,” as per the blog.