There’s nothing worse than being annoyed at constant echo at a Google Meet call, only to find out it was your equipment causing it.
OK, perhaps that’s not the absolute worst thing that can happen in a video call, but it’s still pretty annoying. The fact of the matter is, it’s just hard to find out whose mic is causing an echo during a video call. Now, however, Google is doing something to remedy that.
On Monday, the company announced a new feature in Google Meet, which will notify a user when echo is detected from their system. When that happens, users will see a red dot on the “more options” button at the bottom of their Meet window, along with a text notification — surely a lot better than someone yelling at you mid-meeting to “turn down your damn volume, Stan!”
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Furthermore, if you click on the text notification, you’ll be taken to Google’s Help Center, which has some recommendations on what you can do to fix the issue.
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According to Google, the feature will be on by default, and it will roll out gradually over the next two weeks. It will be available to all Google Workspace users, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.