May 9, 2021

Google makes Meet very Zoom-like with new tiled view

By Stan Schroeder

Google makes Meet very Zoom-like with new tiled view

Despite all of its security and privacy issues (many of them now fixed), Zoom is still one of the most popular videoconferencing apps around, having risen to prominence at a time when millions are stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s no wonder, then, that its competitors are scrambling to add Zoom-like features to their offerings. The last on that list is Google, which just updated its Meet videoconferencing software with a new tiled layout, which lets users simultaneously see up to 16 participants of the call at once.

So far, Meet users were only able to see four call participants at once, and while switching to 16 might seem like a small change, it makes a difference between a business meeting and, well, a party. And yes, both Meet and Zoom are primarily oriented toward business customers, but the pandemic has millions of users simply looking for the best videoconferencing app, details be damned. …

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