Custom Backgrounds Now Available For Google Meet Users

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Google Meet has rendered a user-friendly platform for video calling for a lot of people. A big thank you to apps such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet due to which most of the working population have been able to work peacefully in comfort from their homes.

With the sudden increase in the user base, these apps have faced tough competition against each other. To help its user base a step higher, Google has recently launched the custom backgrounds feature through a blog post.

Also Read: Google to Allow a Maximum of 100 Breakout Rooms on Its ‘Meet’ App

The new feature will be available on the Google Chrome browser on Mac/Windows and ChromeOS too. For enabling the new feature, a user need not download any specific extension or software. The new feature will soon be available even on the iOS and Android versions of the Google Meet app. The new feature will be accessible for a user who has a personal Google account.

Now, let’s look at how a user can change his or her background on his/her Google Meet:

  • For altering the background before a call, a user needs to browse over to Google Meet, then choose a specific meeting, and then choose ‘Change Background’.
  • A user can modify the background even when he or she is between a call by clicking on the ‘More’ option. After clicking on ‘More’, a user needs to click on ‘Change Background’.

For any clarifications/feedback on the topic, please contact the writer at bhavana.pn@cleartax.in

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