Google has improved its video conferencing platform Meet to be able to compete other platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. A new feature Meet is that users can now see the faces 16 people on their screen. Previously, people could only see four people their screen at one time, but Meet's new tiled layout, people can now see 16 participants once. Meet's new gallery view comes a time when more and more people are using video conferencing services the world. Many people are contacting family and friends lockdown; companies are holding online meetings; and schools and universities have changed their operations to be able to teach online.
Google said the improved Meet platform would help millions the world times of lockdown. It wrote: "Remote work has become increasingly necessary public safety and wellbeing - which makes staying connected, even while we're apart, more important than ever." It added: "Each day, a rapidly growing number people connect Google Meet, and we want to make sure they have the features they need to share and be productive." Google said it would introduce more new features such as the ability to block background noise. This will end the noise keystrokes as other people type while online. Users will also be able to improve video quality if the lighting their room is not sufficient.