Google today rolled out a new feature on its video conferencing platform called Google Meet. The company, through an update to its Google Workspace Update blog, announced that it is rolling out a feature called ‘Speaker Separation’ for the Google Meet mobile app.
Speaker separation on Google Meet will enable users to hear other participants’ audio more clearly. This, in turn, will ensure that the voices of different participants are coming from the direction in which they are sitting, which will help them to better differentiate between different speakers.
“When on, you’ll hear other participants’ audio from different directions depending on their position on the screen. This makes it easier to differentiate between different speakers and hear where they’re coming from for a more immersive, dynamic experience,” Google wrote in a blog post.
Furthermore, Google says that there is no admin control over this feature. This means, individual participants can turn on this feature during the meeting in the Google Meet settings.
As far as availability is concerned, Google in its blog post said that it has started rolling out this feature to all Google Workspace customers as well as older G Suite Basic and Business customers and they Should be available within a few weeks.
However, there is an important caveat. This feature is not being rolled out to all Google Meet users on Android and iOS. Instead, the feature is limited to the company’s Pixel 7 series of smartphones, which includes the Google Pixel 7 and the Google Pixel 7 Pro. There’s no word on whether the feature will come to other Android devices and iPhones.
It is worth noting that this feature comes shortly after the company rolled out another feature on Google Meet, which enables admins to provide a set of images for the background replace feature in Google Meet. This feature enables users to easily choose an image that appropriately represents their company’s unique brand and style. Google Meet users can change the meeting background before and after joining the meeting and is available on desktop, Android and iOS-based platforms.
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