01 October 2020
Google Meet is now receiving two new features that will make the video conferencing platform more usable and productive. The first one is the introduction of noise cancellation to Google Meet on Android and iOS devices. The next feature is support for attendance records for teachers who are giving online classes.
The noise cancellation support originally arrived on Google Meet in June but it was limited to the desktop client. The team has finally expanded it to mobile devices so that you can have video calling with clear audio from anywhere. The feature will simply eliminate any sound other than your own so that others can hear you without any issues. It includes sounds like keyboard typing, opening/closing doors, and building construction going on nearby.
It should be noted that the Google Meet noise cancellation feature will be disabled by default. This is because not everyone needs to have additional sounds getting blocked, for example, a piano player giving classes on video. So if you are someone who needs the feature to work, do not forget to enable it via app settings. However, the feature is limited to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education users.
Lastly, the attendance report feature will be available for G Suite Enterprise for Education organizers. It will offer a detailed attendance report including information on the number of students and their individual reports. There will be information on their names, email addresses, join and exit time, and total duration. This report will be mailed to the teacher automatically after each class.