Google Meet is rolling out a new optimized ‘On-the-Go’ mode that is designed to improve the meeting experience for users who are on the move. The mode will automatically turn off video to save bandwidth and will also display larger, easier-to-press buttons for common controls such as mute/unmute, hand raise, and end call.
On-the-Go mode will be enabled automatically when Google Meet detects that the user is in motion, such as when walking, in a car, or riding public transportation. Users can also manually enable the mode at any time by going to More controls > On-the-Go. To disable On-the-Go mode, simply tap the Disable On-the-Go button at the top of the screen. You can also disable On-the-Go mode by going to the More controls menu and selecting Disable On-the-Go.
The new mode is part of Google’s ongoing efforts to make Google Meet more accessible and user-friendly for everyone. The company has also recently announced plans to add new features such as live transcription and translation to Google Meet.
Here are some of the benefits of using the new On-the-Go mode:
- Save bandwidth: Turning off video can save a significant amount of bandwidth, especially if you are using a cellular connection.
- Improve performance: On-the-Go mode is designed to improve the performance of Google Meet on mobile devices, even when the network connection is not ideal.
- Easier to use: The larger, easier-to-press buttons make it easier to control Google Meet when you are on the move.
The new On-the-Go mode is available now to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google accounts.
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