Google Meet often offers the option to add a background while using the platform. However, not every regular Google Meet user has access to this facility. It is the Google Workspace admin who controls the availability of the feature.
Google Meet backgrounds usually make meetings fun and engaging. There are a variety of background options to choose from Google Meet. Some of them are as follows.
- Static background
- Immersive background
- Custom background
- Seasonal background
- Filters and special effects
Users can also choose various styles to edit the Google Meet background. Effects like blur, light adjustments, etc., are available for the customers to edit the background.
How to Change Google Meet Background – Before Joining a Meeting
Go to the Google Meet app.
Select a meeting.
Click on the Effects option at the bottom of the meeting window.
Choose the required option from the menu that appears. Some of the options are as follows.
- Slightly Blur
- Blur Background
- No Effects
After selecting a background or no background, the user has to click Done to confirm.
Click the Join option to join the meeting.
How to Change Google Meet Background – During the Meeting
Go to the meeting window.
Go to the self-view option.
Click on the Effects option available at the bottom of the window.
From the options that appear, click on Effects.
A number of effects appear on the screen. The user can choose the favorite background from them. The user also has the option not to pick any background for the meeting and leave it empty.
After selecting the effect or background, the user has to close the Effects window. Before closing, the user can check out a preview of the background through self-view.
One of the most important things to remember while using a Google Meet background is that it can affect the system's battery charge.
So, it is advisable not to use background in Google Meet if the battery charge is limited.