You can now replace your background with an image in Google Meet. You can either use Google’s hand-picked images which include office spaces, landscapes and abstract backgrounds or upload your own image.
Recently, Google launched the ability to filter out disruptive background noise and blur your background in Google Meet. Together, these features reduce audio and visual distractions, and help ensure more productive meetings.
Custom backgrounds can help you show more of your personality, as well as help hide your surroundings. Virtual backgrounds work directly within your browser and do not require an extension or any additional software. At launch, they’ll work on ChromeOS and on the Chrome browser on Windows and Mac desktop devices. Support on Meet mobile apps will be coming soon.
This new feature will be available to Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Enterprise for Education and Nonprofits customers and users with personal Google accounts. However, selecting your own picture is not available to participants of meetings organised by Education customers.