The rise of the main teleconferencing services Google Meet, Zoom and Microsoft Teams continues unabated. The trio of apps made their fortune out of the pandemic and teleworking, and is now preparing to introduce important innovations for all users who have been using it daily for months now.
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Pending the merger with Duo and after landing on smart displays at the end of June, the Mountain View service Google Meet is preparing to land on Chromecast devices as well.
We recognize that many schools are switching to distance learning and for this reason we have decided to support this new learning environment for teachers and students. Meet on Chromecast will allow you to host or join meetings giving you the opportunity to connect with classmates, collaborate on projects and even attend classes.
From the small screen to the big screen, you can join a meeting from anywhere in the house. Whether you're learning remotely, giving a presentation, or connecting with family, enjoy Meet now on Chromecast.
In order to take advantage of Google Meet with Chromecast devices, you will need to update to the latest version of Google Chrome and make sure that the Chromecast has the latest firmware installed.
Zoom doesn't want to stop, and after hitting 300 million daily users in April, it is now preparing to embrace the smart displays of Facebook, Amazon and Google.
Thanks to this new addition, the popular company says, users will be able to connect more easily with friends, family and colleagues, working face-to-face through video collaboration.
- Zoom on Facebook Portal: will be available from September and will allow users to be automatically kept in the frame of video calls thanks to the Portal's Smart Camera. Zoom on Portal will be available on Portal Mini, Portal and Portal +. Support for Portal TV is planned for the near future.
- Zoom on Amazon Echo Show: Even Alexa users will be able to join Zoom video conferences from their Echo Show devices. Availability is set in the US later this year, starting with Echo Show 8.
- Zoom on Google Nest Hub Max: Zoom will arrive on Nest Hub Max later this year, where it will then be able to count on integration with Google Calendar and the Google Assistant.
Microsoft continues to expand the number of people who can simultaneously view in a Teams video call.
Thanks to the latest update of the app, now at version 2.0.19, the Redmond company has further expanded the grid for video calls, thus making it easier to video call with multiple users at the same time. Below is the change log taken from the App Store:
- View multiple screens in calls and meetings. 2×4 on iPhone, 3×3 on iPad
- New setting to reduce the amount of data used by Teams when the video is on
- Choose which number to call for organization contacts with more than one phone number
- Single sign-on for Teams bots and tools using organization credentials
- View the daily agenda of scheduled meetings. Participate, edit or share them with contacts
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