Google Meet brings picture-in-picture mode to Chrome


The perfect tool for the multitaskers among us

Google Meet makes it easy to see your coworker’s bright smiles during those early Monday morning meetings, but sometimes it’s more important to have documents and other content open on your screen. If you feel like you’re constantly running out of visual clues, today’s update is for you. From now on, Meet brings picture-in-picture support to Chrome.

As you’d expect, this version of PiP doesn’t show everyone in your call. Instead, Meet’s pop-up presents you with four participants, presumably selecting the most recent speakers on a call. This window hovers above your other windows, so you can keep your meeting open while browsing documents (or finishing that killer game of Solitaire – we won’t judge).

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Today’s update also brings this new multi-pin functionality to calls for the first time. As we learned earlier this month, multipin lets you keep more video streams active at all times while on a call.

Once PiP mode is live on your account, you can activate it by right-clicking on your call and selecting it from the context menu. Unfortunately, that could take a while – Google has PiP and multipin on an extended rollout plan, which could take over two weeks to hit everyone. Fortunately, he is available to everyone, including Workspace, G Suite, and personal accounts.

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