Google Meet is rolling out a new view for users to see more participants in their video calls from a mobile. This new option is already rolling out for iOS users, and will soon be rolled out to Android.
New mosaic view for Google Meet on mobile
When we start a video call from Google Meet from the browser we have several settings for the view of the participants. If we choose “Automatic” we will have up to 9 participants on screen, but if we opt for “Mosaic” it adds the possibility to see up to 49 participants at a time in the view.
And of course, we can toggle the views between the content being shared in a dissertation and the active user. However, Google Meet from mobile is a bit more limited, unless you apply many tricks.
However, this is about to change thanks to one of its latest updates, as a new tile view will be implemented for the mobile version. So users will be able to see more participants on-screen during a video call.
As you see in the image above, this tile view takes advantage of the entire screen and allows you to include more participants. Yes, up to 8 users. It also offers some additional data, for example, the name of each user, highlights the participant who is speaking and includes the number of users who were left out of the main view.
Although it is not ideal for a video call with large groups, it becomes a great option for meetings with our friends or family from the mobile. And this is just one of the new features that the Google team is preparing for the Google Meet app, as they also promised some features that will improve the user experience.
This new mosaic view is already being implemented on iOS while Android users will have to wait for future updates.