She added a company Google has a new feature called “The Green Room” to Google Meet to make it easier to check your appearance, Internet connection, audio and video settings before entering a conference.
And it used to be difficult to figure out what it looked like on videoconferencing before entering it, especially if you wanted to make sure everything was working before you even began the meeting.
There is a lot to pay attention to before the meeting starts, including lighting, sitting position, proximity or distance from the camera, sound and echo.
And after adding the troubleshooting menu last month, Google Meet now has a green room for a quick preview of how others looked before you entered the video call.
The new green room feature in Google Meet is now available to everyone in both the web and desktop versions, and allows you to check endpoint and network status.
You can use this new functionality to ensure that peripherals are properly configured and corrected, to verify that network connectivity is good, and to understand the effect of noise cancellation on audio.
Before joining a meeting, there is a new button to check audio and video at the bottom of the video feed, and you just have to click this button to open a nearly full-screen camera window and list your devices underneath, and you can choose between different microphones, speakers and cameras.
And the Next button in that popup lets you record a short 6-second video sample, allowing you to see how it looks to others in your meeting. And according to Google, the clip is private to you and will not be saved.
The microphone, speaker, camera, and connectivity are also checked by the system, green checkmarks if they work, with tips and troubleshooting steps provided.
The feature is available for Personal Accounts, Google Workspace Essentials customers, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits.