In May, Google plans to update Meet’s layout to make sure more people are in view at all times, even when there’s a presentation. Also, Google states that soon, users will be able to pin presentations and/or speakers to highlight multiple tiles at a time.
Google is also making it possible for users to resize their own tile. In case you’d rather not see yourself on a call, you can minimize your tile into a floating bar that can be moved across the four corners of your display. Your video will still be visible to others, and you can always return it to a tile if you want to get a look at yourself.
Other features coming to Google Meet on the web and the best Android phones include a new data saver that can limit how much data is being used on a call. Meet is also getting fun new video backgrounds, and the low-light mode that was introduced on mobile is making its way to the web, using AI to adjust the lighting so you’ll be more visible on a call.
Lastly, if you’re a paid Workspace user, Google will be rolling out a new Autozoom feature in the coming months. Using AI, Google Meet will zoom into you, making you appear centered in your video feed. It sounds a lot like the Center Stage feature on the new Apple iPad Pro that was announced at the Apple Spring Loaded event.