Internet search giant Google is set to roll out a new feature for its video conferencing platform — Google Meet — that will allow users to preview how they will appear before entering a Google Meet video call. They will be able to see the “Check your audio and video” button on the screen before joining a meeting, to use this feature.
Through this new feature, users will be able to confirm that peripheral devices are properly configured and corrected. Further, they will be able to check the status of their network connectivity and lastly the impact of noise cancellation on their audio.
“With this new feature, you can enter meetings confident that your technology is working and that you’ll appear the way you want to others,” said Google in a blog post.
Through this new feature, users will be able to detect issues like muted microphone, a secondary display monitor with a missing headphone or speaker connection and even other audio issues, such as poor sound quality, audio that’s too loud, or if the microphone is amplifying background noises.
In case a problem is detected, they will see a warning and tips for troubleshooting common issues, like granting your browser permission to use the microphone or camera, said Google.
There is no admin control required for this feature and it will be visible to all users of Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus. Users of G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and non-profits as well as to users with personal Google Accounts too can access them.