Who hasn't attended an online meeting where one of the participants could barely see each other due to the lack of lighting in the surrounding space? With this problem in mind, Google Meet has launched a new feature that lights up a user when they are dimly lit, so it's easier for everyone to see them.
In case a user's connection is bad, and the webcam cannot transmit the image clearly, Google Meet is also committed to help in this aspect.
Even though the feature was already available since 2020 in the mobile version, most Meet users connect from their computer, and this way, it is expected to be a more noticeable feature. The feature uses Artificial Intelligence to examine the light levels and adjust the brightness. The user cannot make manual brightness adjustments, although they can slide this option.
Google warns, however, that having the new feature enabled may slow down the device, and that there will be devices that managed to be less penalized than others, it will depend, as you would expect, on the speed of the equipment.
The feature will be available for both basic and business users of Workspace and G Suite. Google is planning to first launch for some devices and the rest will happen on October 4. The launch will take up to 15 days in both phases, which means that by mid-October all users can have it on their computers.
Remember that last April, Google gave all Gmail users the possibility to have access to several advanced features of Google Meet, such as access to conferences with unlimited duration, create meeting with up to 250 participants, record calls directly on Google Drive, and have up to 100 thousand users on a domain. These features should be available until September 30th.