Reducing internet dropout issues on Meet platform
Google has announced an update designed to make it easier to preview how you’re going to appear to other attendees in a meeting before a Google Meet call.
The functionality ensures that any of the peripheral devices you’re using for your meeting are configured and connected correctly. You’ll also be able to check on the strength of your network connectivity and understand the potential impact of noise cancellation on your audio.
Once a problem has been detected, users will see warning and tips for how to troubleshoot the potential issue. For instance, you might be advised to grant your browser permission to access camera or microphone technology.
As people around the world continue to rely on video conferencing to stay connected to their colleagues, it’s important for them to feel like they can enter each meeting with confidence. The new functionality from Google means you can start a meeting with the knowledge that your technology is working, and that you’ll appear the way you hope with others.
Checking your peripherals before you join a meeting will allow you to catch issues like a microphone that’s still on mute, or a secondary display monitor that doesn’t have the right speaker or headphone connection. Additional issues, like poor sound quality, or loud audio that amplifies background noises can also show up.
Users will also have an opportunity to make any necessary adjustments to the positioning and lighting of the camera for the meeting. This helps to avoid any grainy or dark video quality.
To make the most of the new functionality from Google Meet, users can simply start a meeting and click on the “Check your audio and video” option presented. The button will open a green room where the user can check video and audio levels and examine any potential connection problems. Google also offers a help centre, where you can get tips on previewing how you look and sound prior to a video call.
The feature is available to a range of Google users, including those on Workplace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus. There’s also support for G-Suite Business, Basic, Enterprise for Education, Education, and NonProfits.