As Google proceeds with the extraordinary consolidation between its Duo and Meet video communications apps, the organization today declared that it’s presenting new Apple SharePlay-like live-sharing features to Meet, settling on it easier for call-participants to engage with content together progressively.
Important Google previously presented a few live-sharing features (for example watching YouTube videos together) to Duo back in February, and presently it’s carrying them to Meet as the part of the merger.
The live-sharing feature will allow clients to watch YouTube videos together, for example, and listen to songs on Spotify or mess around, for example, Heads Up!, UNO! Versatile or Kahoot!.
These new features will be accessible under a new Activities tab — which additionally hosts Q&A and polls options — and is open through the three-dot menu. From that point, clients can begin a shared activity – – for example, if they want to stand by listening to a Spotify track together, they would tap on the Spotify icon and Meet redirects them to the Spotify application where they can join a group session. Outstandingly, the group session feature is just accessible for Spotify Premium clients, with help for two to five members.
Last week, Google made the next step of merging both video calling applications by updating the icon for Duo and renaming it Google Meet. Concerning Google Meet, it will presently be designated “Google Meet (original),” with a green icon — indeed, it’s all exceptionally confounding. The tech monster has been adding other new features to Meet, as well, for example, instant and schedule meeting options, in-meeting chat and virtual backgrounds.
While these most recent updates function admirably for Meet calls across various platforms, buyers embedded in Apple’s ecosystem will currently be know about this kind of social content consumption through SharePlay, which works across a more extensive array of applications like Apple TV+, TikTok, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, NBA, Twitch, TikTok, MasterClass, ESPN+, Paramount+, Pluto TV, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Music.