Before the app is combined with Google Duo, Google Meet will get a new feature: stereo call audio separation.
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STRATOCODE SEPARATION The Play Store is currently offering Google Duo version 169, which includes information about the app’s upcoming binaural audio or stereo separation feature. These similar strings can be seen in the most recent version of Gmail, which suggests that Google Meet will be the first to receive stereo separation.
Stereo separation: andlt;string name=binaural audio switch preference titleandgt;
Allows you to hear where individuals who are speaking are on your screen andlt;string name=binaural audio switch preference summaryandgt; andlt;/stringandgt;
The same audio is typically supplied to both of your speakers or headphones when using calling apps. According on the information we have so far, it looks that turning on stereo separation in Meet will cause the call audio to pan to the left or right depending on where the caller is displayed on your screen.
In a bigger meeting, it should be much simpler to tell who is speaking because your ears will direct your gaze in the right direction. Additionally, adding meets stereo separation might make group calls a little more immersive.
PROGRESS OF THE DUO/MEET MERGER In other Duo updates, Google is still working to combine it with Meet, their other calling tool, as was disclosed this month. Meets features are gradually being migrated over to Duo behind the scenes since Google Duo is the program that will endure the merger.
The first significant indication that things are moving forward is the development of Duo’s ability to support the meeting codes and URLs produced by Google Meet.
Join a meeting with andlt;string name=duo join by meeting code titleandgt; andlt;/stringandgt;
Enter a meeting link, a nickname, or the code supplied by the meeting organizer to join via text. andlt;string name=duo join by meeting code or nickname textandgt;
Note: Although end-to-end encryption is not used to safeguard this conference, cloud encryption is.
Contrary to Duo calls, which are end-to-end encrypted, this feature explicitly states that Google Meet meetings employ cloud encryption. The transition to Cloud encryption is required, per Google’s in-app description, for services like in-meeting chat and live captions.
Your discussions are private thanks to cloud encryption from Meet. Cloud encryption, as opposed to end-to-end encryption, enables you to access more functions, including chat and live captioning.
In a call, others will see your name and pronouns associated with your Google Account.
Calls can be joined by someone you’ve previously blocked in Duo in Meet.
An in-app banner describing the impending merger with Google Meet will also be added to Duo. The banner will clarify that, as Google had initially planned at the beginning of this month, Duo will eventually change its name to Meet and get a new icon.
Duo is improving even more.
With a new name, icon, and additional features like background effects, your Duo app will change to Meet.
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