This is essentially an extension to the already available static backgrounds on Google Meet. As per the company, the 360-degree background combines videos and the device’s gyroscope to create a dynamic background that moves with the user in the frame.
This feature background will come in handy when users have to attend a meeting on-the-go.
Google Meet 360-degree virtual background availability
The Google Meet 360-degree virtual background feature is available on Android and iOS devices for all Google Workspace users and users with personal Google Accounts globally. It is to be noted that Admins can turn backgrounds on or off for their users.
Google Meet currently offers several backgrounds, including standard wallpapers, blur effects, video/moving backgrounds, styles (B&W, sepia, etc.) and face filters. Google Meet users can even upload customised backgrounds.
Editable widgets for Chat app cards
Alongside 360-degree virtual background feature for Meet, Google also rolled out editable widgets for Chat app cards.
The company said that developers can now include interactive widgets like checkboxes, radio buttons, and dropdowns in Chat app cards that are posted in the Chat message stream. The feature will allow users to quickly modify information sent from Chat apps, such as:
– Changing the assignee on a task card or changing the due date on a task card
– Selecting or deselecting options on a card
Editable widgets for Chat app cards availability
The Editable widgets for Chat app cards feature is available now to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Education Standard, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Frontline, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers.