Written byShubham Sharma
Countries are opening up, but video conferencing continues to be the most suited (and safest) way for one-to-one and one-to-many communication.
Here is all you need to know about it.
A few months back, Google added a dedicated Meet tab into the Gmail app to expand the reach of the video service.
Back then, many "experts" thought that the standalone version of the app could be thrown on the chopping block, but the internet giant is doubling down on it by overhauling its user-interface to give the same experience as the Gmail-based Meet tab.
"We're updating the user interface (UI) of the Google Meet mobile apps for Android and iOS. The new mobile UI will have the same look and feel as that of the meeting experience in the Gmail app."
The existing version of Meet opens into the camera with buttons for starting and joining meetings at the bottom.
The new avatar, on the contrary, shows a My Meetings list upon launch, with buttons for New meeting and Join a meeting appearing at the top.
The profile icon is on the upper right corner while the navigation drawer is present on the left.
The new redesign, as 9to5Google says, makes for a unified experience for users and eliminates the annoyance of going straight to the camera upon launch - even when you just want to check meetings scheduled for the day.
Not to mention, an identical design language across the two applications is also easier to maintain for Google.
The redesigned avatar of Meet is planned for both Android and iOS users, but as of now, it is only available on the Apple platform. The Android version should become available in a matter of days.
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