The video calling app Google Meet has started to activate a feature that we have been waiting for since the end of last year: blur and change video call background.
Google is gradually activating this feature, which may take a couple of weeks to reach everyone. We just have to keep updated Google Meet and wait for the background change.
This feature comes to the web version and Android just the same day that Apple has announced the portrait mode in FaceTime. Google had already announced this feature on Meet at the end of last year but we had to wait until today for it to start reaching users.
If now we don't want meeting attendees to see our house, we just have to click on the new icon Change background that now Google Meet will show in the thumbnail of our video call.
This option allows us to choose two types of blur, each with a different intensity of blur, or change background through their 25 backgrounds including office spaces, landscapes and abstract backgrounds. This way you will gain privacy by hiding your home.
Via | Google