Google Meet hosts will quickly have the ability to flip off individuals’ microphones or cameras and forestall them from turning them again on, the corporate announced in a Workspace blog. The function may very well be a helpful approach for hosts to maintain noisy or rowdy attendees from frequently interrupting conferences even after they’ve already been muted.

The microphone and digicam lock function will likely be off by default; hosts must flip it on throughout conferences in the event that they need to use it. In case your assembly has breakout rooms, any audio and / or video locks made in the primary will apply in these, too. The other isn’t true, although, that means that locks utilized in particular person breakout rooms gained’t apply to different breakout rooms or the primary room.

The host controls display in Google Meet.
Picture: Google

In the event you’re utilizing older variations of the apps on iOS and Android that don’t assist the function, you’ll be kicked from the assembly if the hosts activates the locks; in the event that they’re turned on forward of the assembly and also you’re on a kind of older apps, you gained’t have the ability to be a part of the assembly in any respect. Google says that turning off the locks will let individuals utilizing older apps take part in a gathering.

All Google Workspace prospects could have entry to the function, which started rolling out for customers on the Speedy Launch tracks on Thursday. It’s going to begin rolling out for these on the Scheduled Launch observe on November 1st.


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