Google has announced a refresh of its Meet user interface for desktop and laptop users, to begin rolling out next month.
The updates to the videoconferencing app’s web interface include improvements to video feeds, how you view and present meetings, and the navigation bar. Dave Citron, director of product management for Google Meet, said these improvements aim to “deepen the meeting experience, regardless of how and where people participate.”
Addressing meeting fatigue
In a blog post, Citron said that by giving users more control over how they view themselves in meetings, Google hopes to reduce “meeting fatigue.” Users can choose to have their video feed in a standard tile in the grid or as a floating picture, which can be resized, repositioned, or minimized completely. Google said it will also be adding a setting that enables meeting participants to turn off self-feed across all Google Meet calls.