your arguments in video could be as realistic as in a meeting room

In the latest version of the Google Meet application, we discover that “stereo separation” could make its appearance in the video conferencing service. Enough to make conversations more immersive and more natural.

The Google Meet application on smartphone // Source: Frandroid

Video conferencing meetings can be unnatural and developers are trying to improve immersion in their applications. Google Meet could soon bring the “ stereo separation”, according to the APK Insight team of 9to5Google .

“Stereo separation”, soon on Google Meet?

Thanks to Google Duo version 169, which is rolling out to the Play Store, the outlet reports that a new feature is in development. Baptized ” binaural audio ” Where ” stereo separation“, its mention also appears in the latest version of Gmail. 9to5Googlesuppose it might come to Google Meet first.

This ” stereo separationconsists in separating the voices of the interlocutors on one side or the other, according to their position on their screen. Thus, if a person speaking appears on the right of your screen, their voice could come out on your right earpiece/speaker and vice versa. What identify the person who speaks more easily thanks to our ears, especially when several members of the meeting speak at the same time. A function that could also make these conversations more immersive and help with concentration, which is sometimes difficult in these conditions.

As the 9to5Google team clarifies, this is still code bribes and it’s entirely possible that it will never be fully deployed.

Duo’s merger with Meet moves forward

The English-language media’s APK Insight team also had signs of Google Duo’s merger with Meet moving forward. As a reminder, Google Meet will soon be removed in favor of Google Duo, which itself will be renamed Google Meet. A chaotic story to sleep tall that is about to settle.

Duo is preparing to handle “ meeting codes and links generated by Google Meet“, we learn. However, while Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted, this is not the case on the Meet side, which uses a ” cloud encryption“. This type of encryption would be necessary if we are to believe the description in the appof the application, it would be mandatory ” for features like in-meeting chat and live captioning“.

Finally, a banner will appear to explain the merger between the two videoconferencing services, it explains that ” Your Duo app will become Meet, with a new name and icon, and more features like background effects“.

Google Meet continues to add features, after meetings stop after a certain period of inactivity or the arrival of emojis and the mode picture in picture.


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