Google Meet’s hand-raising feature is getting a more visible animation – The Verge1 min read

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Google Meet, Googles response to video calling services like Zoom, is getting a collection of practical tweaks to its hand-raising function as part of continuous updates to Workspace. The brand-new modifications, identified by 9to5Google, consist of a brand-new hand-raising animation, notice noise, and adjustments to how hosts are made aware of raised hands.
While the upgrade is minor, for anybody who utilizes Google Meet in a large group setting or routinely goes to webinars, the tweaks will be handy– plus, the brand-new animation really is nice.

The new hand-raising animation.

Heres Googles breakdown of the modifications youll discover as the update present to Workspace users:

Google says the new function will be available for any conference produced by hosts with Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Nonprofit, and G Suite Business accounts.
For the more exciting changes to Workspace revealed at the I/O 2021 Developers Conference, youll have to wait a bit longer. Google simply presented Workspace to anyone with a Google account and allowed its brand-new Chat and Rooms features (replacements for G Chat and Slack). Larger modifications like smart chips, that makes all Workspace apps more interoperable and fluid, are still a methods off.

An upgraded and enhanced visual icon and animation on the video tile
The tiles of people with raised hands may be moved to be more noticeable in the video grid
When the very first raised hand is raised, an audio alert for all participants
A clickable alert which reveals the number of raised hands and which links to an ordered queue of all individuals with raised hands
That a participants hand will be immediately reduced after they speak

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