Videoconferencing apps like Google Meet are crucially important right now. Therefore, Google has worked over the last few months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to improve Meet and better integrate it with Gmail and other G Suite tools.
Now, Google Meet mobile apps for iOS and Android are getting a facelift.
According to a blog, Google is updating the user interface (UI) of the Google Meet mobile apps for Android and iOS. The new mobile UI will have the same look and feel as that of the meeting experience in the Gmail app. That was launched in July that allowed users to join video meetings from a Meet tab in the Gmail mobile app.
In addition to the revamped design, you’ll now see a New Meeting button. When you tap on this button, you’ll see three options:
- Get meeting joining info to share with others.
- Start a Meet call instantly.
- Schedule a new meeting in Google Calendar.
This new UI is rolling out on iOS users now and is coming soon for Android users.
The update seems to be comparatively simple. IT admins and end-users only need to update their Meet iOS app to version 45 or above.
Apart from app upgrades, Google has added numerous new features over the last few months. Like background blur and virtual backgrounds, a larger gallery view, virtual hand-raising, breakout rooms, a polling feature. More moderator controls, noise cancellation, enhanced security, and deeper integration with Gmail.