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Innovations in Google Meet that add elegant touches to your appearance

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Google Meet is starting to offer “face beautification” filters to help its users look better in online meetings. This feature, which was first made available in the mobile application, is now being implemented for the web application of Google Meet. Users can choose from two different filters: “light” and “smooth.” According to Google, the light filter improves skin tone very slightly, while providing effects such as brightening the under-eye area and brightening the whites of the eyes. The smooth filter makes these effects a little more obvious.

According to a GIF provided by Google, the filters offered do not make dramatic changes like on platforms like Snapchat. Instead, it applies subtle effects, creating a natural look as if no filters were used. To apply these touches, you can go to the “Apply appearance effects” setting in Meet, turn “Portrait touch” on or off, and choose your preferred filter.

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Google Meet’s portrait touch feature is rolling out starting Friday, but it will only be accessible to users with certain paid plans. These plans include Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus and Teaching & Learning Upgrade. Google One and Google Workspace Individual subscribers will also have access to portrait touches.

Google was a little late in introducing features such as face filters in the video conferencing space. Competitors such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams already offer features that allow users to change their appearance in more dramatic ways.

Make a difference in your meetings with Google Meet

This new feature of Google Meet aims to make users feel better during online meetings. The offered filters can gently hide minor flaws while highlighting users’ natural beauty. This can increase self-confidence, especially during professional business meetings. This step by Google can be seen as a response to the increasing need for online meetings during and after the pandemic and aims to further improve the user experience.

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