The meeting platform, Google Meet, promises a novelty in terms of improving sound quality. Google Meet will soon start warning when it notices that the user is creating an echo in calls, as announced by Google in a blog post on Monday.
At the moment, it’s difficult to know if the user is creating an annoying echo to meeting participants unless they interrupt the meeting to let you know. However, Google’s new proactive warnings should therefore help to minimize annoying situations for all meeting participants caused by echoing calls.
The tech giant claims that Google Meet already exerts some control over the audio in order to remove the echo. But it cannot account for all remote desktop speaker and microphone settings that result in audio feedback on the call.
The new echo warning appears as a red dot in the Meet interface, as well as a notification and text alert. Clicking the notification provides steps to correct the echo, which include muting the microphone, lowering the speaker volume, or switching to headphones.
Google says the new echo warnings are being released now for Google Workspace, G Suite Basic and Business customers. The launch will take up to 15 days to complete. Warnings are enabled by default and do not require any administrator intervention to enable them.
Source: The Verge