Google’s efforts to improve Meet continue to pay off. Recently, it added a tiled layout so that you can see up to 16 participants simultaneously. But, if someone started to present their desk, you would lose the option of arrangement of the thumbnails. Now you can see a presentation and the mosaic layout together.
When you use both views, the presentation takes up most of the screen in a large rectangular section. Active participants are directed to smaller boxes at the bottom of the screen, in a dock-like layout. Google says the hope is to make Meet more like a face-to-face meeting.
Along with the new layout option, Google is adding a welcome change. Until now, you have had to activate the tiled layout each time you start a conference call. But now it will remember the layout you previously chose and use it in the future. This will remain in place according to your preferences until you select a new layout.
Currently, Google Meet is free for everyone (although it ultimately comes down to an Enterprise option). If you take advantage of open access, you’re sure to appreciate the new changes.