Google Workspace revamps Meet UI, goals to handle ‘collaboration fairness’

Google Workspace is rolling out a extra streamlined consumer interface with enhancements to pinning, presenting, customization and controls in an effort to handle “collaboration fairness.”

The overall concept from Google Office is that options can allow distant and workplace staff to function from the identical baseline. Collaboration fairness refers back to the capability of staff to contribute no matter location, function, expertise, language and gadget. 

Beginning in Might, Google Office will carry the brand new UI to desktop and laptop computer customers that may embody new video backgrounds, Autozoom and computerized mild changes. Google Workspace has been retooling Meet in current weeks. Google rebranded G Suite as Google Workspace in October. 

Google Office is including a bevy of options designed to handle a hybrid office in addition to accessibility and engagement. Google can be including extra controls to Meet in a bid to scale back assembly fatigue. Settings will give clients extra management over how they view themselves through resizing and repositioning of tiles. Additionally, you will be capable to reduce your feed and conceal it out of your view.


Here is a take a look at a number of the characteristic updates to Meet.

  • Multi-pinning, drag and drop and scrollable overflow. Meet is permitting a presenter to unpin a presentation, so it turns into the identical measurement as different participant tiles. The concept is that the presenter can higher gauge reactions.
  • Video feed updates that may allow Google Meet clients to pin a number of video feeds and blend and match individuals and content material. This characteristic could possibly be helpful because it permits you to prioritize individuals and content material on the fly.
  • Extra streamlined controls. Meet’s controls will likely be consolidating within the backside proper to create more room.
  • Mild changes. Meet will routinely detect when a consumer is underexposed and improve brightness. With this characteristic, Google is leveraging AI to boost video very like it does with its computational pictures.
  • Information saver, a characteristic designed to restrict knowledge utilization on cell networks. Information saver will launch this month and come in useful in markets with excessive knowledge prices reminiscent of Brazil and Mexico.
  • Autozoom, an AI software that may place a consumer in entrance of the digicam. Autozoom will likely be accessible to paid Google Workspace subscribers.
  • Video background alternative will include three choices together with a classroom, a celebration and a forest. Google mentioned it’ll add extra video backgrounds.