When you’re a Zoom or Groups consumer, you’ve lengthy loved what looks like a fundamental characteristic–virtual backgrounds. As a substitute of displaying your messy workplace, you’ll be able to swap out a seashore scene or put your self in area. Now, Google Meet is getting in on the custom background action, albeit with some limits at first.
As soon as the characteristic rolls out to you, you’ll be able to both select pictures Google helpfully offered or use your individual. Very similar to implementations from different firms, the picture you choose replaces your background by means of A.I methods.
You don’t want a inexperienced display screen, however meaning whereas individuals gained’t see your soiled socks within the background, you may get your ears lower off. The excellent news is, you don’t want an additional extension or software program. The unhealthy information is, it’s going to solely work in ChromeOS and on the Chrome browser on Home windows and Mac desktop units to begin. No cellular use for you.
The characteristic is out proper now for Google Workspaces on Speedy Launch domains. It’ll arrive on November 6 for Scheduled Launch domains. Training customers beginning a Meet room can’t use the digital backgrounds, sadly.