Before entering calls, Google Meet adds “green room” to preview your video

Subsequent to adding a “Troubleshooting” menu a month ago, Google Meet presently has a pre-video call “green room” to “quickly preview how you’ll appear to others before entering.” Available on the work area web, it allows you to check peripheral and network status.

“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).”

Prior to joining a meeting, there is another “Check your audio and video” button below your video feed. This “green room” opens an almost fullscreen camera window and records “Your devices” under. You can pick between various microphones, speakers, and cameras. It allows you to see the best setup and catch:

  • An unintentionally muted microphone
  • An auxiliary showcase screen with a missing earphone or speaker connection
  • Other sound issues, for example, helpless sound quality, audio that is excessively loud, or your microphone amplifying background noises

In the event that issues are recognized, Google Meet will give tips and troubleshooting steps, such as “granting your browser permission to use the microphone or camera.”

This Google Meet video preview is turning out now for the accompanying clients, just as close to personal accounts in our testing.

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