Video-conferencing app Google Meet will soon be getting exciting features like live translated captions and public live stream.
These new and upcoming features will be useful in online classroom learning. As per the tech giant Google, Google Classroom, the app specially designed for online learning, will get these features.
So, users of Google Meet can now use the closed captions during a live stream of a video. This will be useful for teachers who conduct online classes.
Further, they can live stream the session outside the app, like YouTube, so that audiences outside their institution can also attend it.
The public live streaming feature will roll out in beta sometime later this year as per the update. These features will be available for the users with the Teaching and Learning Upgrade package or Education Plus in 2022.
For those unaware, Google rebranded Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet to Google Chat and Meet respectively in 2020. As the demand for online conferencing increased, and platforms like Zoom became popular, Google also launched their platform.
The free version of Google Meet was announced in 2020.
Google Meet Exciting Features
Google will automatically make the teacher and their co-teacher (s) the default hosts for your security concerns. This is done so that teachers can better manage the load of the class.
Until the teacher joins the meeting, it won’t be started and the students cannot talk to each other. The company is also giving control to teachers as they can turn off everyone’s video at once through the “video lock” feature.
Teachers who take online classes from mobile or tablets can now end the meeting for all and mute all the participants on one go. Names of the attendees will always be shown so that teachers can know who is attending the session.
So, do let us know in the comments below if you’re also excited about these upcoming additions.