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Google Meet: New audio and video locks for hosts

Google Meet gets new audio and video locks to allow hosts to turn off other participants' microphones and cameras. The new feature essentially lets you mute a user and prevent them from muteing themselves until you unlock them.

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Earlier in the year, Google released the ability for hosts to mute everyone in a group call at the same time. This last feature goes one step further by preventing participants from setting the mute anywhere during the call.

Once a host activates the audio or video lock in the main meeting, it will also apply to breakout rooms. However, any changes made to a lock setting within a breakout room will not affect the settings of other breakout rooms or the main meeting.

Google says audio and video locks give hosts more control over their meetings, allowing them to decide when they want to allow different levels of engagement from users. It also enables them to address annoying participants in meetings.

It is worth noting that participants who use versions of Android applications and iOS that do not support the new feature will be removed from the meeting if the host activates the audio or video lock. If users try to join a meeting in which locks are enabled, they will be asked to update their application before they can join the meeting. However, if the host deactivates the locks, participants will be able to re-enter the meeting.

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New audio and video lock capabilities are now available to all Google Workspace clients, including G Suite Basic and Business clients.

Google has developed numerous features for Meet in recent months, as it continues to compete with the Zoom and Microsoft teams in the midst of the pandemic home-era work season. For example, the company last month launched a new feature that automatically adjusts the brightness of your camera. In addition, Google in April introduced a renewed user interface and many features for Meet. The video conferencing platform has also partnered with other services, such as Otter.ai, to retain and attract more users.

Source of information: techcrunch.com

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