Google to reduce video quality on Hangouts

Joanna Estrada
April 10, 2020

In a blog post supporting Pichai's announcement, Google points out that Meet and all other G Suite apps run on Google's secure and resilient global infrastructure, likely to differentiate itself from competitive app Zoom and its flaws regarding user privacy. The rebranding of Hangouts Meet is already happening but will take some time to roll out to all business users across the globe. Rather the branding change applies only to the enterprise version of Google's products. Now Google has rolled out an update for its Hangouts app on iOS with a warning.

Google famously rebrands or kills messaging services all the time.

In an electronic mail to The Verge, Google confirmed that it has formally modified the service's title.

As per the reports, the Google Pixel 4a is expected to come with a 5.81-inch display panel with support for Full HD+ screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, offering 443 PPI pixel density. It is also believed to be revamping the Hangouts branding from Hangouts Chat, which means that will be called Google Chat.

Google's G Suite now has six million paid customers, up from 5 million in February past year and the company's video calling service Meet is witnessing 25 times more traction since January.

New features being rolled out include the ability for only meeting creators and calendar owners to mute or remove participants, a restricted ability to approved requests from external participants and a restriction on meeting participants from rejoining meetings after final participants have left. It had also announced that it was making advanced Google Meet video-conferencing capabilities available at no cost to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, which has been extended till September 30, 2020.

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