Smarter Online Meetings: Google Meet Connects Microphones from Multiple Laptops

Online Meetings

Google is gearing up to introduce a new feature on Google Meet that will link microphones from multiple laptops to ensure clearer audio.

The new feature, dubbed “adaptive audio,” aims to improve the audio quality of online meetings by merging the speakers and microphones of various laptops within the same room.

This innovation eliminates the need for participants to huddle around a single device for better audio clarity. It effectively addresses issues like echo and feedback, providing a smoother meeting experience.

Adaptive audio is particularly advantageous for small organizations and teams that lack dedicated video conferencing equipment.

With this new feature, Google is offering teams greater flexibility in choosing their meeting locations. Now, meetings can be held in places like cafes or lounges, even if a traditional conference room is unavailable.

Google plans to gradually roll out this feature over the next few weeks to Google Workspace customers with Gemini Enterprise, Gemini Business, Gemini Education, Gemini Education Premium, and the AI Meetings and Messaging add-on.

Once the rollout is complete, users will have this feature enabled by default, with the option to manually disable it if desired.