In your next video call, Google Meet is putting you front and center

In your next video call, Google Meet is putting you front and center ...

When you next subscribe to a Meet video call, Google has just announced a super-slick new update.

Many people are still looking for the perfect WFH desk setup after two years away from home. First and foremost, our computer monitor must be in a safe spot to avoid unnecessary strain. This means that when it comes to video conferencing, they may not be in the best position on screen.

In its most recent update, Google Meet can now automatically frame a participant before they sign up for a meeting by digitally zooming to see the topic more closely, aiding in eliminating distant distractions.

Google Meet subject tracking

Google announces that it only happens once on its Workspace updates blog, thus there is no automated subject tracking in the same way as in the iPad Pros Center Stage (which relies on the latest hardware).

This is because your camera view does not change constantly as you move, which is extremely distracting, although the support article suggests that users may have the opportunity to open a settings pane to focus part-way through a call if necessary.

For the time being, the availability of Chrome versions M91 or Edge versions 91 is limited, meaning that Safari users will not have access to this feature.

Rollout has already begun, but it may take until the end of November for some users to see it in their accounts. Supported account types include Workspace Business Standard/Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials/Starter/Standard/Plus, Education Plus/Teaching, and Learning Upgrade, and Workspace Individual, however a supported device is also required - more on the Google Help page (opens in a new tab).