Google Meet improves meeting quality through audio synchronization

Google Meet improves meeting quality through audio synchronization

Google has provided conferencing platform Meet with an update that should greatly improve audio quality during online meetings. To prevent audio feedback, audio from speakers and microphones is now synchronized across all devices in a meeting room.

The new functionality is implemented automatically during Meet meetings, and participants in a meeting room do not need to set anything up for this. Once Google Meet detects multiple devices, such as laptops, within a meeting room, it syncs the audio.

Remove audio feedback

The purpose of audio synchronization is to remove echoes and other audio feedback that limit the experience of an online meeting. It also allows participants to better use a device independently instead of gathering around a single device.

The adaptive audio feature is enabled by default in Google Meet. No admin options exist for the feature, and every participant has the same audio and microphone privileges.

Smaller businesses

The new adaptive audio functionality offers participants a better experience when meeting rooms are not available, or the hardware in meeting rooms is not working. In addition, the feature is suitable for smaller companies that do not have space for dedicated meeting rooms. It also allows them to hold meetings in waiting rooms, cafes or other ad hoc meeting locations.

Adaptive Audio is available to Google Workspace users with the AI Meetings and Messaging add-on for the Gemini Enterprise, Gemini Business, Gemini Education, and Gemini Education Premium editions.

The update is currently rolling out to end users on a limited basis and will be fully implemented starting June 5 this year.

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