Google Meet desktop users can allow customise backgrounds on video calls

Google Meet now lets you change the background without any extra software or plugin

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Tech giant Google is introducing custom backgrounds for its Meet videoconferencing platform, the organization declared in a blog post.

As per the sources, if the user accesses Google Meet in Chrome browser, then he/she should be able to access the feature in Chrome OS as well as on Windows and Mac laptops and desktops.

The feature is “coming soon” to mobile, Google said. However, no browser extension is needed to activate custom backgrounds; and the user should be able to add background image from his/her photo collection or from the library of images provided by Google. The library includes landscapes, abstract art and offices.

It might take as long as seven days before all Google Meet users can access the new custom background option, the organization said.

Google incorporated Meet into Gmail in May, adding a sidebar link and making meetings of up to 100 people with no time limits to anyone with a Google account.

In its third-quarter earnings call Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Meet had 235 million daily meetings and more than 7.5 billion daily vide calls.

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