Google unveils new tools to boost communication on Chromebooks, IT News, ET CIO
With the latest update to Chrome OS, Google Meet will come preinstalled on all Chromebooks, making it easy for users to launch into the app and make a video call right from the launcher.
“We also improved performance, including tailoring video calls to different network conditions and adjusting video performance when sharing screens,” said Alexander Kuscher, Chrome OS software director.
Google recently partnered with Zoom to launch an improved version of the app for Chromebooks on the Google Play Store.
The new version delivers faster performance, takes up less storage, and includes the latest features like breakout rooms, live transcription, and a new background masking feature for privacy.
“To make your video calls even better, you can add Works With Chromebook certified accessories to your setup, including web cameras and headsets from partners such as Logitech, EPOS, and Lenovo,” Kuscher said in a blog post Monday. .
The company also introduced more shareable and inclusive emoji to Chromebooks with a new shortcut and a new emoji picker.
Google has also made it easier to find an emoji (currently only available in English) and display associated options.
“Chrome OS now supports eSIM for cellular connectivity. With eSIM, you can download and switch between carrier profiles without having to insert or remove a physical SIM card from your laptop,” the company said.
This feature is only available on eSIM compatible Chromebooks, such as the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 and Acer Chromebook 511.
Google also presented a new collection of wallpapers by three black artists, Aurelia Durand, Sabrena Khadija and Meech Boakye.
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