Google Meet is rolling out MAJOR updates this fall. In the past 6 months, Google has moved the large majority of their software engineers and coders to two products: Google Meet and Google Classroom. In this slide deck, prepared by Ted, the new features (which include a grid view of up to 49 tiles – so DELETE THE EXTENSION that you downloaded in March, as it causes HUGE problems in meet now, crashing meets frequently. (The guy who made the extension doesn’t update it any more since it’s not even needed).

But – the updates to Meet include:

  • Breakout Rooms
  • Tile up to 49 meet attendees
  • Blur background
  • Ambient noise cancellation
  • Polls/Questions
  • Private ask the teacher questions
  • Meeting Controls (only invitees can get in)
  • Jamboard (a whiteboard for teaching)