The facebook-owned messaging platform, WhatsApp has announced a new feature that will allow users to join a group call in the middle of it and at their preferred time. This new feature has been effective from July 20. WhatsApp group calls will show a similar feature of Zoom and Google Meet which allows users to join on their preferences. Users can drop and rejoin the call at their convenience.
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Google's educational products - Meet and Classroom - will get over 50 novel features to facilitate productive teaching-learning experience. Notable student-friendly features include offline access to Classroom, Docs and Google Drive attachments. Additionally, both the platforms would house numerous teacher-specific features as well. While Classroom will incorporate updated mobile grading and integrate third-party EdTech tools and content, G-… read-more
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Google's virtual meeting platform Meet has limited the meeting duration to 60 minutes for free plans from September 30. Reportedly, the advanced features for G Suite and G Suite for Education will also be elapsed. Google further stated that any changes to the new moderations will be communicated. It also reported that the advanced features will be available in 'Enterprise' section of G Suite.
Whatsapp will be introducing 11 new features for bettering the chat experiences. Notable among them are video calls with up to 50 people, multi-device support, 138 new emojis and permanent mute-switch for group chat. Besides, animated stickers, dark mode, one-tap group-video calling and QR-code to add contacts are among some other upgrades. However, official date for rolling out these features is yet to be announced.
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Google G Suite's chief, Javier Soltero thinks Duo, their consumer-based video chatting app and Meet, enterprise-based video conferencing app should not coexist. Thus, has been decided that Meet will be Google's only video calling service, shutting down Duo. The merger is codenamed Duet (Duo + Meet = Duet). Once integrated, features like End-to-End encryption and connecting users with phone numbers will be added to Meet.
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Gmail is to effect changes in its interface for G-Suite customers. Gmail, Chat Rooms, and Meet are all soon to be seen under the same roof. Users can access these features from the same window. The integration of G-Meet and Gmail had set the trend a few months ago. Google is also trying to compete with Microsoft 365 suite for the same. The changes will unfold in the coming weeks.
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Google Meet, the video conferencing tool rolls out Noise Cancellation feature in India. The feature is recommended only for voice-based calls. It will omit all sound except for the voice. In case music or other sorts of sounds are important in your call, then disabling noise-cancelling feature is recommended. Audio capture won't be affected by the filter.
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