The COVID-19 pandemic has constrained students and educators around the planet to adapt to a far off learning environment. Thus, tools like Meet and Zoom are a significant part of regular daily existence. These services are just acceptable, in any case, on the off chance that they’re ready to perform to expectations.
With Chromebooks regularly at the center of most education programs, Google on Thursday reported designs to improve the performance of these gadgets, so they can all the more likely handle frequent video conferencing.
“These Chrome OS updates will help students run video calls at home while they’re using apps like Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides and other tools, regardless of the device or the strength of their internet connections,” Google said in a blog post.
With the performance updates, students will actually want to all the more effectively perform multiple tasks. That implies the performance of other applications will not be bogged down while in a Meet call. Google said this applies to Meet’s more advanced features, similar to Grid View, which displays all members in a call immediately.
Google said that it’s likewise improving the camera and video feed performance in Chromebooks. It’s doing this by ensuring that audio and video information doesn’t need any unnecessary processing.
Meet will likewise dynamically adjust dependent on the thing you’re doing. On the off chance that you need to share your screen, for example, Meet’s video resolution or frame rate might be diminished marginally so video performance doesn’t suffer. Also, if your network speeds delayed down—say it’s blocked from numerous gadget connections—Meet will turn off some video feeds to ensure you’re not interrupted.
Likewise, Google said it has collaborated with Zoom engineers to improve the performance of the platform on Chromebooks. For example, Zoom will likewise dynamically change video performance relying upon what’s happening.
Google has acquainted a few new enhancements with Meet throughout the last few months that make remote learning less troublesome. It presented hand-raising, digital whiteboards, Q&A breakout rooms, and a virtual green room. These most recent performance enhancements to Chrome OS will guarantee Meet is far better, ideally permitting students and teachers to focus on learning, not about the quality of their video chat.