Google meet has new options to customize the background in video calls

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Google Meet finally brings one of the most anticipated features to the mobile to customize the background of video calls.

While the Google team promised that Meet would have this feature last year, it is now officially integrated into Android. And on the other hand, there is also a new option to change the background of video calls from the web.

So you can blur your video calls in Google Meet on mobile

Yes, at last, you will have the possibility to change the background of your video calls when you use the Google Meet app. A feature that has long since been available in the web version of Meet.

The dynamics are the same since you can use the images provided by Google taking into account a series of scenarios... different landscapes, library and office spaces, abstract backgrounds, among other options.

And if you don't want to use any background images on Google Meet, but don't want your surroundings to be seen, then you can choose to blur it. A detail to keep in mind is that this option is not enabled by default, so you will have to activate it and choose the option that interests you for the background.

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You can do this before you start a video call, or during the meeting. To do this, go to "Change Background". You'll see that it offers you the options to completely blur the background, a smooth blur, or the ability to upload an image from the Google library.

Keep in mind that the change of the background or any option you have chosen to blur it can affect the autonomy of the mobile. And on the other hand, if you see that the "Change background" option does not work on your mobile, keep in mind that this function is only compatible with newer devices.

If you take a look at the Google Help Center you'll see that it mentions Samsung Galaxy S9 and later, Pixel 3 and later, and similar devices, among the supported mobiles.

Use videos as a background in the web version of Google Meet

The Google team announced another option to customize the background of video calls: videos.

Yes, you can use videos as a background when using Google Meet, but only from the web version. Following the same dynamic that is used with images, the user will only be able to choose the videos provided by Google.

At the moment, there are only 3 very colorful videos available, but they promise to add more options in the future.

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