Google Meet can now display up to 49 participantsSyah Ismail
You can now see up to 49 people at the same time in the auto and tiled layout options in Google Meet. Seeing more people at the same time can improve the dynamics of larger group meetings and classes. Whether it’s seeing everyone’s reactions to what’s being discussed or more easily tracking multiple speakers, it can help virtual meetings feel more like in-person meetings and encourage participation.
In addition, Google added the ability to see yourself as a tile on the call. When you hover over your thumbnail in the top right corner, you’ll now see the option to add or remove yourself from the grid. These changes are only visible to you. Adding yourself as a full tile lets you see yourself better. This can make you feel more like part of the larger group especially when taking screenshots or photos.
This feature is only available in Meet on the web. By default, the maximum number of tiles you’ll see in auto layouts is 9 and in tiled layouts is 16.
With this launch, you’ll also be able to use a slider to adjust the number of tiles you see. You may want to increase the maximum when you have a large group or reduce the number of tiles if you have a weak internet connection. Note that the slider adjustments are specific to each meeting, it will reset between each meeting and you can then customise each time. You may also see fewer tiles depending on your window size as the tiles available will adjust to fit your screen.