Now Google Meet will warn you if your device causing an Echo

Meet without Echo.

Now Google Meet will warn you if your device causing an Echo
Now Google Meet will warn you if your device causing an Echo | Image: Google

Google is now helping Meet users to reduce the echo during calls more efficiently. Echo during calls is frustrating and annoying at the same time. Google has already done some work to reduce the echo, but now Google will notify you in case your device causing the echo.

“Now, we will notify you when

we detect a notable echo

from your system.”

In Google’s official blog post, Google said:

“We’re making it easier to identify and fix when an echo is happening in Google Meet video calls. ‘Echo’ can happen when your system feeds back audio into a call. Most of the time, Meet will intelligently control the audio to remove the echo. However, sometimes it still happens and causes others to hear an echo from your device when they speak. Until now, it has been difficult for you to know when your device is causing an echo. Now, we will notify you when we detect a notable echo from your system which may be heard by other call participants with a red dot on the more options button, along with a text notification.”

google_meet_echo_reddot

By notifying you showing the red dot, Google will also show you the suggestion to how to deal with that echo by clicking on the red dot. For example, mute yourself if you are not speaking, or use headphones, etc.

Google meet showing suggestion to reduce echo
Google meet showing suggestions to reduce echo

Google further said there will be no admin control of the feature and it is “on“ by default. This feature will be available to everyone.

“Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers.”

-Google


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