Google Meet for Android may receive option to blur background in calls


Google MeetGoogle Meet, formerly Hangouts Meet, should soon receive a feature that allows users to blur the background during calls. The discovery was made by the website 9to5Google, which analyzed the APK of the service version made available today by the Play Store, discovering lines of code referring to the novelty.

The feature is nothing new, as competitors like Microsoft Teams and Google Duo itself have been offering the technology for a long time. Anyway, users who choose the service can finally take advantage of the function.

Still, Zoom, Google’s main rival, already allows users to replace the background with any image or video. However, it is worth remembering that the platform faced serious security problems, even having private data sold on the Dark Web.

This week, Google also brought news to its Photos and Search app. The first received new album sharing controls, which give users more control and increase the security of the content, while the second received in its stable version the dark mode, in beta tests since February.

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The search giant also made eSIM activation available to customers with their Fi carrier’s iPhone in the USA. The technology uses smartphone components to connect to mobile networks, eliminating the use of any type of physical chip. The new feature has not yet been officially made available, but several users already report having enabled the virtual chip.

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