Google Meet finally supports 1080p group calls


After originally launching the high-quality video option for one-on-one sessions in April, Google Meet has expanded its 1080p video quality feature to group conversations for workspace customers. Users with Full-HD cameras or above may now take advantage of improved video resolution during group conversations with three or more participants. According to Google, the 1080p-enabled user has a screen large enough to produce a high-quality video stream. Users must simply accept a prompt that displays on the join screen to enable the functionality. On the video window, a 1080p label will display to signify its activation.

People in the meeting can watch the higher-quality video if the enabled user is pinned or if the screen is large enough to see it. Notably, users must select the high-quality video resolution option before initiating calls because the function is by default disabled. This is accessible to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade subscribers, as well as Workspace Individual members. As of now, it is not available for customers with personal Google accounts, and 1080p 1:1 calls need Google One 2 TB or above.

Also, Google is adjusting the resolution for shared contents from 720p to 1080p. Through this, users can view the text and images more clearly. Settings for sending and receiving high-quality video may be found under Settings > Video on the web. Just like every other app, Google Meet automatically alters the quality if network traffic becomes limited. Google has also been adding several features to its video conferencing service, such as the recently released ‘On-the-Go’ mode, 360 virtual backdrops, and more.

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