Google Meet’s hand-raising feature is receiving a more visible animation

Google Meet, Google’s response to video calling services like Zoom, is getting an assortment of accommodating tweaks to its hand-raising feature as a part of ongoing updates to Workspace. The new changes, spotted by 9to5Google, include a new hand-raising animation, notification sound, and adjustments to how has are made mindful of raised hands.

While the update is minor, for any individual who uses Google Meet in a huge group setting or regularly attends webinars, the changes will be useful — in addition, the new animation truly is decent.

Here’s Google’s breakdown of the progressions you’ll see as the update rolls out to Workspace users:

A updated and improved visual icon and animation on the video tile

  • The tiles of individuals with raised hands might be moved to be more visible in the video grid
  • A audio notification for all members when the first raised hand is raised
  • An clickable notification which shows the number of raised hands and which links to an ordered queue of all members with raised hands
  • That a member’s hand will be automatically lowered after they speak

Google says the new feature will be accessible for any gathering made by has with Workspace Essentials, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Nonprofit, and G Suite Business accounts.

For the additional energizing changes to Workspace reported at the I/O 2021 Developers Conference, you’ll need to stand by somewhat more. Google just carried out Workspace to anybody with a Google account and empowered its new Chat and Rooms features (replacements for G Chat and Slack). Greater changes like keen chips, which makes all Workspace applications more interoperable and fluid, are as yet far off.