If you’re using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to join a Google Meet meeting, you can now use background blur and light adjustment. Background blur will intelligently separate you from the background, blurring your surroundings while keeping you clear and in focus. Light adjustment automatically detects when you appear underexposed and enhances the brightness to improve your visibility. Note that these effects will only be applied once you join a call, they cannot be previewed in the greenroom.
For admins, this optimization will help cut down on the demand put on your VDIs, such as CPU, GPU, and memory usage while helping to improve meeting quality and performance. For this reason, you may consider removing GPU resources from your VDIs for cost savings.
- Admins: Visit the Help Center to learn more about allowing users to apply backgrounds & special effects and preparing your network for Meet meetings.
- End users: If enabled by your admin, you’ll be able to select background blur from the Meet green room or during the meeting and turning on automatic video lighting adjustment.
- Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility) starting on June 26, 2023
Availability Available to Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, and Individual customers