Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and others had an edge over all Google Meet with their ability to blur and replace backgrounds and add a lot of participants to the video call. It seems like Google is finally catching up with them, as it is rolling out a new update that allows upto 49 simultaneous participants and blurred backgrounds.
However, this ability is turned off by default. If you wish to turn it on, you can head over to Settings>Change layout and select “tiled layout”. The feature will take around 15 more days to fully roll out. Google Meet now also has a ‘self-view” feature that has been there with other platforms for years.
To enable background blur, you can follow the instructions below –
In a meeting:
On the bottom right, click More.
Click Turn on background blur.
Before a meeting:
Go to meet.google.com>select the meeting.
On the bottom right of your self-view, click Turn on background blur.
Click Join Now.
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