Google Meet has introduced the Green Room feature that will give users a quick preview of audio, video before joining a call.
The latest updates will allow users to quickly preview how they will appear on camera before starting a video call. Participants of a Google Meet video call will be able to check their peripheral devices, network connectivity, audio quality, and other parameters before entering the call.
According to blog post from google, the users can see a new icon before they join a video call that will allow them to get a preview of how they will look on the call, as well as check if all their peripherals are working correctly.
Before joining a call, there is a new option “Check your audio and video” button below your video feed. The option will open the “green room”, where you can preview your audio and video quality.
The screenshot shared by Google Meet reveals the preferred options users will see like microphone, speaker, and the camera. Once satisfied with quality, click on the ‘Next’ button to confirm the settings and then proceed to join the meeting.
The update will help Google Meet participants avoid things like an unintentionally muted microphone, audio issues, missing headphone or speaker connection, and other such issues.
If problems are detected, Google Meet will provide you the warning and tips for troubleshooting common issues, like granting your browser permission to use the microphone or camera.
This feature is available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter/ Standard/ Business Plus customers, Enterprise Essentials/ Standard/ Plus customers, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Non-profit customers.
Google has started started rolling out the green room feature and it will be available to all users within 15 days of the rollout.
We’ll keep you updates as more news of this feature.