Google Meet in Chrome Gets Picture-in-Picture And Multi-Pinning

Google Meet in Chrome Gets Picture-in-Picture And Multi-Pinning

On Chrome browsers, Google is introducing a picture-in-picture option for Google Meet. Users can watch up to four video tiles of meeting attendees in a floating window on top of other programs in this mode. Users will also be able to pin numerous video feeds, thanks to a new function.

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For official gatherings and educational sessions, Meet has been one of the most popular online platforms. Now, Google has added a cool picture-in-picture option to Meet, allowing users to see up to four video tiles of meeting attendees in a floating window on top of other apps. Google Meet on Chrome also gets a new multi-pinning capability.

What is the Use Of Introducing Picture-in-Picture and Multi-Pinning In Google Meet?

Google said,

This will provide greater flexibility in how you combine people and content, allowing you to adjust the view in a way that best serves your meeting. We hope these features make it easier for presenters and meeting attendees to stay engaged with their meeting.” 

All Google Workspace clients, historical G Suite Basic and Business subscribers, and users with personal Google Accounts will be able to use these functionalities.

How to Use Picture-in-Picture In Google Meet?

At the bottom of your Meet tab, click More options and then Open picture-in-picture.

What Are the Features of Picture-in-Picture?

Hover your mouse over the floating window to see:

  • Your microphone should be muted.
  • Take command of your camera.
  • Drop the phone call.
  • Return to the Meet tab.
  • If you’re the presenter, you can keep looking at your slides on the Meet tab.

When Picture-in-Picture is turned on, you’ll receive vital messages such as:

  • Messages sent via chat
  • Raise your hand
  • Requests to join
Google Meet in Chrome Gets Picture-in-Picture
           Source: Google Meet help

How to Find the Updated Tile View?

The tile view allows you to observe multiple participants at once.

  • Maximise your meet window or alter your layout with more options to show more participants’ tiles.
  • When someone speaks, a blue outline appears around their tile.
  • A mute icon appears on a participant’s tile when they are silenced.

How Does 3rd Party Extensions Work With Google Meet?

Some Meet extensions from third parties may generate unanticipated meeting troubles. Video feeds or side panels, for example, could be shut off or absent. You should disable third-party addons for the best performance.

How to Disable External 3rd Party Meet extensions?

  • Open Chrome on your machine.
  • Click the More 3 dot menu button in the top right corner, then More Tools, and then Extensions.
  • Turn the extension off next to the Meet extension.

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