Earlier this year, Google introduced support for 1080p video resolution in one-on-one Google Meet calls. Now, Google is expanding this feature to group video meetings on the web. It’s important to note that the 1080p video resolution feature is turned off by default, and users will need to manually enable it if they wish to enhance the video quality during group Meet calls.
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If you’re interested in enabling 1080p video resolution on Google Meet for group calls, here’s a step-by-step guide:
- A PC or laptop with a webcam that supports 1080p resolution.
- Access to the Google Meet web version.
- A stable internet connection with sufficient bandwidth.
- This feature is available for group video calls with three or more participants.
Steps to enable 1080p video resolution on Google Meet:
- By default, this feature is turned off. When you’re about to initiate a video call and your system meets the necessary requirements, you’ll receive a prompt to enable 1080p resolution. To activate it, simply click on the banner when prompted.
- Alternatively, you can navigate to the settings and enable it through the ‘Video’ option.
While the resolution upgrade enhances the overall video quality during meetings on Google Meet, there are some considerations to keep in mind. Enabling 1080p video resolution demands a faster internet connection and more bandwidth compared to the previous 720p resolution. Additionally, the higher resolution results in larger data packets being transmitted and received, so you may consume more data compared to standard resolution.
It’s worth noting that even if you’ve enabled the 1080p mode in the settings, Google Meet will automatically adjust the resolution based on your available bandwidth. If it detects that your internet speed isn’t suitable for maintaining 1080p resolution, it may reduce the video quality accordingly.
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