Your video calls will be much more fun thanks to Google’s latest idea: play UNO in Meet
Google Meet won’t be satisfied with meetings and video conferencing because we’ll be able to play UNO soon! watch YouTube together in a group and even listen to the same songs on Spotify.
A few weeks ago, Duo’s integration into Google Meet was confirmed, with the Mountain View giant casually promising us that Meet would vastly improve to become the benchmark for videoconferencing communications, both professional and personal users.
And the truth is that some improvements had already come to Meet, such as virtual backgrounds for video conferencing, text chat during meetings or real-time captions, although no novelty is as interesting and curious as the one a few days ago our colleagues from 9to5Google in one of the already traditional teardown apk revealing new features hidden in the source code of the latest builds.
We’re not talking about this new Live Share option”, which will try to turn a professional communication app into something like a “Hangouts Meet” with social features and it’s that the source code of the latest update of Google Meet anticipates the possibility from sharing task lists of tasks from GQueues multimedia content in YouTube or Spotify and even games like ONE! and kahoot.
All this stuff sounds very interesting. developments that we can use together and live during our video calls, so we leave you straight with a list of all the options already included in the code sequences within Meet:
GQueues Task Organizer for Work Teams Attention! Play guessing games with your friends Kahoot! Organize games and enjoy challenging learning games Spotify users can share their favorite music or podcasts ONE!™ The classic card game at your fingertips Youtube Watch and share videos with other users Say goodbye: Google is closing another of its top services
These new options have been spotted in Google Meet version 2022.07.24 and for now they are clearly in development, no news from Mountain View as to when they could be ready in a stable version for us the end users.
What we do know for now is that Google won’t be deploying these mini-applications or games directly into Meet, but each service’s Android applications will be integrated with Meet so that when we decide to access any of these ” shared applications” the associated application is called and also causes the video conference group to connect to the shared service.
This, of course, adds doubts such as the potential need for us to have all of these apps installed, although native web apps could also be used, which would mean limited support for Android devices with no availability for iOS or Web, something true. the code sequences in Meet already anticipate :
It’s not so clear how Google will manage the synchronization of multimedia applications such as YouTube or Spotify between all members of a conference, although we’ve seen similar services of questionable quality keeping a browser window open in parallel to all participants on a call. most likely Google will also create new rooms in parallel so that everyone can join at the touch of a button.
Will have to see how it gets implemented and when do they finally arrive these options for Meet, although it seems like Google wasn’t lying when it said the integration of all its video conferencing and meeting services would bring us good things in the form of improvements and a more open approach to get a reference service that competes with the likes of Teams or Zoom… Let’s see how this all evolves!
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