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Google Meet introducing new features to compete with Zoom and Teams

Google Meet is set to introduce new video conferencing features to compete with Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

The tech giant is working on a number of features to match its competitors, including letting users add images or a blur effect to backgrounds.

According to The Verge, Google will also look to add real time captioning, low-light mode, hand raising and a tile view of up to 49 participants when the consumer version launches.

While there are no details on when these changes will be available, 9to5 Google has reported Meet has already previewed some of the features for education and enterprise consumers.

Meet was integrated into Gmail last month with a sidebar link, while meetings of up to 100 people - with no time limits - are available to anyone with a Google account.

The company is trying to catch up with Zoom - which has led the way for people working and learning remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While Meet recently surpassed 100 million daily meeting participants, Microsoft's Teams app has grown to 75 million daily active users.

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