Google rolls out new features to Meet's picture-in-picture mode in Chrome

Google rolls out new features to Meet's picture-in-picture mode in Chrome
Tech giant Google is rolling out new features to Meet's picture-in-picture mode in Chrome.

"We're updating the Google Meet picture-in-picture experience to be more engaging and feature-rich," the tech giant said in a Workspace Updates blogpost on Wednesday.

Directly from the picture-in-picture window, users can now raise their hand, turn captions on and off, access flexible layouts, and more.

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Earlier, users were only able to turn their camera or microphone on and off or leave the meeting from the picture-in-picture window.

"Our new picture-in-picture experience provides greater flexibility when screen sharing or navigating to a relevant screen for a more dynamic experience," the company said.


The updated picture-in-picture mode is rolling out to all Google Workspace customers and users with personal Google Accounts.

Meanwhile, last week, the tech giant Google had started to roll out a new viewer mode in its video communication service, which allows users to select "Everyone is a viewer" when creating their Calendar invite.

When using Google Meet for large meetings, designating attendees as "viewers" will help reduce potential meeting distractions, like audio disruptions.

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