Google Meet Boosts Video Quality with 1080p Support in Group Calls

Google Workspace users can now enjoy higher-quality video streaming during group meetings.

SMEBROctober 11, 17:03
Google Meet Boosts Video Quality with 1080p Support in Group Calls


Google Meet, the popular video conferencing platform, has unveiled an exciting enhancement for its Workspace users. Now, participants in group video calls can enjoy the crystal-clear quality of 1080p video streams. Previously, this high-quality feature was reserved for one-on-one meetings, but Google has extended this capability to group meetings with three or more participants.

The ability to have high-definition 1080p video will provide a significantly better meeting experience for Workspace customers. Higher video quality leads to more natural and lifelike communication between participants. It reduces pixelation, blurriness, and other video artifacts that can be distracting during meetings. With increasing reliance on video conferencing for remote work, bringing HD video to group calls has been a highly anticipated update by business users. The boost in video fidelity allows for better screen sharing of documents and presentations. It also facilitates more personal connections through improved eye contact and facial expressions. The 1080p support aims to make group video calls feel more immersive.

To take advantage of this new feature, individuals equipped with Full HD or better webcams simply need to accept a prompt that will appear on the join screen. Once enabled, a distinctive 1080p icon will appear in the upper-right corner of the video feed to confirm its activation. This enhanced video quality will be visible to all meeting participants when the user is pinned, or if viewers have sufficiently large screens to appreciate the higher resolution.

Users can easily manage their video quality preferences by adjusting settings under "Settings > Video" on the web platform. Google Meet will also adapt the video quality automatically in response to varying network bandwidth conditions, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted video experience.

The 1080p group video call upgrade is rolling out now and available to Google Workspace Business customers, including Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade. It is also available for Workspace Individual subscribers.

However, it's important to note that Google One users with personal accounts will only have access to 1080p calls in one-on-one meetings. By introducing support for 1080p in group video calls, Google Meet aims to enhance the overall meeting experience for Workspace users. The improved video quality allows for clearer and more engaging interactions, making virtual collaboration even more effective.