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Duo and Meet have combined into a new Meet app. Meet (original) users can download the new app.

Improve your video and audio experience

You can change your video and audio settings so that others can hear you and view your video better.

Tip: Before you join a meeting, you can also instantly check which of your peripheral devices are available and connected. Learn how to check your video and audio in Google Meet.

Change your computer’s camera or video quality

You might also want to decrease the quality of your video if you experience:

  • Video or audio delays
  • Poor network connection
  • Low battery
  • Limited data available
  • Other quality issues

Change the camera or video resolution

  1. In a web browser, open meet.google.com/.
  2. Click Settings Settings and then Video.
  3. Choose a setting that you want to change:
    • Camera – Select your camera device. If your camera is working, to the right of 'Video', you'll see your video feed.
    • Send resolution – The image quality from your device that others see.
    • Receive resolution – The image quality that you see from other participants.
  4. Click Done.
Learn about resolution setting options

Send resolution (maximum)

  • Full high definition (1080p) Option is only available on computers with a 1080p camera and enough computing power. Uses the most data, but your camera sends the highest quality picture.
  • High definition (720p) – Uses more data, but your camera sends a high-quality picture.
  • Standard definition (360p) – Uses less data, but your camera will send a lower quality picture.

Receive resolution (maximum)

  • Full high definition (1080p) – Uses the most data, but you receive the highest quality picture.
  • High definition (720p) – Uses more data, but you receive a high-quality picture.
  • Standard definition (360p) – (Single feed) To save more data, the other participants' thumbnails turn off.
  • Audio only – To use the least amount of data, you won't see any video.
Learn what you need to send 1080p video

Important: 1080p isn't supported in Firefox and Safari.

Anyone with a compatible device can receive 1080p video. Only these editions can send 1080p video:

  • Business Plus
  • Business Standard
  • Education Plus
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Google One subscribers with 2 TB or more storage space
  • Google Workspace Individual
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade

Turn on video framing

Video framing is available to these Google Workspace editions
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Plus
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade accounts
  • Workspace Individual
  • Google One subscribers with 2 TB or more storage space
Learn what you need for video framing

You need:

Enable hardware acceleration

Enable on Windows or Mac:

  1. At the top right of a Chrome window, click Menu and then Settings .
  2. On the left, next to 'Advanced', click the down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Click System Wrench.
  4. If available, enable Use hardware acceleration.
  5. Restart Chrome.

Check WebGL support

Check if your browser supports WebGL at webglreport.com. Verify that 'Major performance caveat' is marked as 'No'.

If your device is unstable or crashes, your browser might disable WebGL. You can't enforce WebGL on unstable WebGL devices. In some cases, it may help to update graphic card drivers or restart your browser. Learn more about WebGL support.

Automatic recommendation for video framing and lighting

Automatic recommendation is only available to participants on a device with two cores or higher with hyper-threading.

When the call starts and framing is on, Meet reframes or centres your video if you're:

  • Too far from the camera.
  • Not centred. If you're not centred, you can also recentre yourself.

If your device supports automatic recommendation:

  • Meet will prompt you to enable this feature.
  • If you don't want Meet to adjust the framing, you can disable the feature.

To turn on video framing:

  1. On your computer, open Google Meet.
  2. Select a video meeting.
  3. Before you join or during the call, click More and then Apply visual effects .
  4. Click Appearance and then and enable Framing .

Recentre the video

To reduce distractions, Meet doesn't recentre the user after the initial framing. To recentre yourself while in a meeting:

On your self view tile

  1. Hover over your self view tile.
  2. Click More options and then Reframe.

In the More options menu

  1. Click More options and then Apply visual effects .
  2. Click Appearance and then Reframe.

Turn on automatic video lighting adjustment

Important: This setting is only available on desktop, iPhone and iPad. If you have access to Gemini Enterprise, Gemini Business or Google One AI Premium, or if you are a Trusted Tester through Workspace Labs, use studio lighting instead.

When video lighting adjustment is on, Meet is able to detect if you are underexposed and can automatically enhance brightness to improve your visibility. Meet will prompt you to turn this feature on if you're underexposed and your device supports automatic recommendation. If you don't want Meet to automatically adjust the light, you can turn off video lighting adjustment.

To help devices better run real-time video, you can process background lighting adjustments in the cloud. This feature saves battery and processor power and optimises video meeting quality.

Learn what you need to apply visual effects on a computer

Enable hardware acceleration 

Turn on hardware acceleration on Windows or Mac: 

  1. In the top right of a Chrome window, click Menu More and then Click Settings
  2. On the left, next to 'Advanced', click the down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Click System Wrench.
  4. Turn on Use hardware acceleration when available.
  5. Restart Chrome.

Check WebGL support

Check if your browser supports WebGL at webglreport.com and verify that 'Major performance caveat' is marked as 'No'. Your browser might disable WebGL if the device is unstable or causes crashes. You can’t enforce WebGL on unstable WebGL devices. In some cases, it may help to update graphic card drivers or restart your browser. Learn more about WebGL support

Meet adjusts between device and cloud-based processors

Adjustments between device and cloud-based effect processors are automatically done by Meet. It prioritises cloud-based effect processing for devices:

  • With a four-core CPU or lower (fewer than eight logical cores)
  • That use virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Tip: If you use VDI, but no GPU is available, cloud-based effect processing is used. This may result in limited effect feature availability. Learn how to prepare your network for meetings.

Automatic recommendation for video framing and lighting

Automatic recommendation is only available to participants on a device with dual core or higher with hyper-threading. 

Learn what you need for cloud-based effect processing

Adjustments between device and cloud-based effect processors are automatically done by Meet. It prioritises cloud-based effect processing for devices:

  • With a four-core CPU or lower (fewer than eight logical cores)
  • That use virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

This feature is currently available for Windows, ChromeOS and Linux machines that comply with device-based processing requirements.

Cloud-based effect processing is currently available for:

Important: Visual effects that use cloud accelerator are available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus and Workspace Individual users in eligible regions:

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • North Africa
  • North America
  • South-East Asia

Support for additional regions is being added.

  1. On your computer, open meet.google.com.
  2. Join a video meeting.
  3. Before you join or during the meeting, click More  and then Settings .
  4. On the left, click Video and then Adjust video lighting 

Enabling light adjustment may slow down your device. You may want to turn this feature off to allow other apps to run faster on your computer.

Turn on Portrait touch-up

You can lightly touch-up your appearance before or during a meeting. You can select:

  • Subtle: Skin smoothing, eye bag lightening and eye whitening to a lesser degree.
  • Smooth: Skin smoothing, eye bag lightening and eye whitening to a more obvious degree.
  1. Before you join a meeting, at the bottom of your self view, click Apply visual effects .
    • During a meeting, hover over your self view. In the centre, click Apply visual effects .
  2. Click Appearance and then enable Portrait touch-up
  3. Select an option from the drop-down:
    • Subtle
    • Smooth
Learn which editions support Portrait touch-up
  • Google One
  • Google Workspace Individual
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise/ESKU (legacy)
  • Enterprise Plus
  • G Suite ESKU
  • Teaching and learning upgrade
  • Education Plus
Learn what you need to apply visual effects on a computer

Enable hardware acceleration 

Turn on hardware acceleration on Windows or Mac: 

  1. In the top right of a Chrome window, click Menu More and then Click Settings
  2. On the left, next to 'Advanced', click the down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Click System Wrench.
  4. Turn on Use hardware acceleration when available.
  5. Restart Chrome.

Check WebGL support

Check if your browser supports WebGL at webglreport.com and verify that 'Major performance caveat' is marked as 'No'. Your browser might disable WebGL if the device is unstable or causes crashes. You can’t enforce WebGL on unstable WebGL devices. In some cases, it may help to update graphic card drivers or restart your browser. Learn more about WebGL support

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