You can now set a custom background on Google Meet

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 31 Oct 2020
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Google Meet is finally getting custom backgrounds.

The feature is rolling out to Windows, Mac and ChromeOS users, with mobile support coming soon.

Google also said it would take around seven days for most users to start seeing the feature on their Google Meet desktop app.

You can now set a custom background on Google Meet
You can now set a custom background on Google Meet

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Custom backgrounds on Zoom is how most people working from home is going places in 2020, and the feature is finally coming to Google Meet. Desktop users on Windows, Mac and Chrome OS can apply a custom background to their video feed on Google Meet.

There’s no need for an additional extension or software to apply the feature. It’s now built-in to the desktop version of Google Meet. You can choose from a library of images or use your own. There’s photos of landscapes, office spaces to get over your FOMO.

The feature will only be available to desktop users, for now. Google said mobile support is coming soon. Google also said it would take around seven days for most users to start seeing the feature on their Google Meet desktop app. The feature is rolling out on a staged manner.

Custom backgrounds is a widely used feature on Zoom, and was bound to make its way to other video conferencing apps. It’s also available on Microsoft Teams.

Confused about how to use Google Meet? Check out our guide.

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