Google Meet’s answer to video calling services like Zoom, is getting a collection of helpful tweaks to its hand-raising feature as part of ongoing updates to Workspace. The new changes were spotted by 9to5Google with a new hand-raising animation, notification sound, and adjustments for hosting. Google Meet in a large group setting or regularly attends webinars with the new animation is nice.
The changes for the users are the improved visual icon and animation on the video tile. The tiles of people with raised hands moved to be more visible. There is an audio notification for all participants. The clickable notification shows the number of raised hands where a participant’s hand will be automatically lowered after they speak. The new feature is for any meeting created by hosts with Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Nonprofit, and G Suite Business accounts. Google brings Workspace enabled to its new Chat and Rooms features.