Enhancements to Google Meet viewer mode improve user participation and gives hosts greater flexibility
What’s changing ?
Earlier this year, Google introduced viewer mode for meeting attendees, which allowed a subset of attendees who could observe a meeting but not share their audio or video to the meeting.
Beginning today, Google are introducing additional features for viewers and hosts:
- First, viewers can now send emoji reactions during a meeting, which is a lightweight, non-disruptive way to engage and participate in meetings without interrupting the speaker.
- Next, meeting hosts and co-hosts will be able to promote a viewer to a meeting contributor while the hosts are using picture-in-picture mode. This gives hosts greater flexibility and saves time when needing to change participant rights without having to leave PiP mode.
- Google Workspace Admin Help: Manage Meet settings
- Google Help: Assign View only roles in Google Meet