Pay attention to Google Meet’s new features

Are you ever concerned about what’s in the background of your environment during a Google Meet session? No worries. Meet’s new background blur can distort your video so that what’s in your background is less noticeable and the focus stays on you. 

This fall, Google released a flurry of improvements for Meet’s video conferencing and chat tools. If you don’t pay close attention, you’ll miss some really cool features, like background blur and many others:

For All G Suite Users

You can now enable:

For Enterprise License Users

  • To facilitate the move to remote work and school, Google announced that it would make some Meet features available for free through Sept. 30, 2020. Now that extended access has expired, these features are only available to users with enterprise licenses, which generally include NC State faculty and staff. These features include: 
    • Session recording
    • Increased limit to 250 participants per session
      The limit for a student license is 100.
    • In-domain live-streaming for up to 10,000 watchers

Note: The meeting creator determines the available features for each Meet session.


If you have any questions about these updates, contact the NC State Help Desk via the NC State IT Service Portal or at 919.515.4357 (HELP).