Google will allow companies and Gmail education users to receive calls directly through Meet starting this Thursday (16).
Meet, open only to schools, businesses and governments, is a separate product from Hangouts, aimed at Internet users, and has been able to add daily users faster than any other Google service since January.
The integration of the tool with Gmail is the first in a series of features that are being released ahead of schedule due to the leap in demand for conference solutions generated by the quarantine measures adopted to stop the coronavirus, said Vice President of Google Javier I single out to Reuters.
The company tries to capture participation in the face of security concerns on other platforms.
Later this month, the program will allow a layout that shows up to 16 participants at once, similar to a popular option offered by rival Zoom, in which users are displayed in a grid.
Meet should also improve the video quality supported in low light environments and be able to filter out background noise, such as keyboard sounds and slamming doors.
A future feature at Meet, Soltero told Reuters, will be the ability to display a specific tab on the Chrome web browser.
Last week, Google announced that Meet was adding 2 million new users a day and had more than 100 million education users in 150 countries.
Soltero did not report the growth rate of the Meet user base, but said that a recent peak was 60% more users than the previous day.