Interactive news on Google Meet and Spaces live streams

Workspace suite also promises more data security

Google Workspace announced new features in Meet and Spaces who seek to empower collaboration in remote or hybrid work. These are tools that aim to connect workers who are in different countries, offices, homes or wherever so that the distance becomes almost imperceptible.

In this context, the company announced news for live broadcasts. In the coming months, those attending the live broadcasts will be able to participate in questions and answers, as well as surveys. These are functions that are already available to users of Meet video callswhere you can now host meetings of up to 500 active participants with the ability to broadcast live to audiences of up to 100,000 trusted domains from Google Workspace.

On the other hand, transmissions of Meet directly in Youtube, directly from the activities tab. This will allow you to reach an increasingly wide audience. Integration with Youtube means that a Google account can be used for authentication, which simplifies the live streaming process.

As is known, remote work has increased the surface of potential attacks, with which cybersecurity care has become a priority for many companies. In view of this situation, security was reinforced in GoogleMeet.

“Starting in May, we will be rolling out optional client-side encryption (currently in beta) to help keep your communications more confidential, secure, and private. This feature gives customers direct control of encryption keys and the identity provider used to access those keys. Throughout 2022, we will introduce optional end-to-end encryption for all meetings,” the company said in a statement.

Another novelty is that from next month the reactions to the meetings of Meet. Thus, it will be possible to share emoji while attending virtual meetings and presentations. Another layer of “reality” for an increasingly virtual work context.

Users will be able to start video calls from a file Docs, Sheets and Slides to present this content to all meeting attendees. It is an option that facilitates collaboration in real time while the chat is held. This tool will be available in the coming weeks.

The always well valued picture-in-picture also came to google-meet. This feature, which will be available starting next month, will allow users to view a mosaic of up to four meeting participants in a floating window while using other applications or performing other tasks. This will be possible from the browser of Chrome and point to multitasking that some users appreciate so much.

On the other hand, new ways of connecting with the Complement mode. Throughout the year, people in in-person conference rooms will be able to add to the video calls your personal tile from Plugin Mode using your computer’s camera, making it easier for other attendees to see your expressions and gestures.

Spaces, the solution for asynchronous collaboration between teams within Gmail, also adds new features:

Online topic thread. With this option, members of a space will be able to respond to specific comments and create side conversations, while keeping the dialogue organized and contextual. Each teammate can easily navigate a space and catch up on the topics that matter to them, at a time that works best for their schedule. The gradual rollout of this feature began in September 2021.

Search improvements. The new search function within Google Chat and Spaces it will be optimized to display the most relevant files and conversations, as well as filter chips to search results within the chat. This option will be available throughout this year.