Google Meet’s auto-echo removal is getting even better
De-reverberation will make your audio sound crystal clear, even without acoustic foam panels
While many workers have been forced back into office buildings and boardrooms, some are still working remotely, either full-time or in a newly-introduced hybrid model. Google Meet might not be the essential tool it was two years ago, but the development of features designed to make meetings a whole lot more enjoyable isn’t slowing down. For some Workspace customers, auto-echo removal is about to get even better.
De-reverberation is coming to Google Meet, designed to automatically remove noise picked up by your microphone from sound bouncing around your environment. If you aren’t in a room filled with pads of acoustic foam, you might find your voice echoes around in space, causing a frustrating experience for those on the other side of your call. With its latest update, Meet will do its best to remove those sounds.
It’s a simple update, but one that could prove super useful down the road. If you’re recording a podcast remotely, for example, and you have a guest calling in to join the show, Meet’s de-reverb effect could bring their audio quality up to par with the rest of the participants.
Unfortunately, it’s only coming to a handful of Workspace account types — specifically, Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, the Teaching and Learning upgrade, and Frontline customers. There is a shred of good news, though. If your account falls into any of those types, you can start using this feature today.
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