As the need for high-quality video calls continues to grow, Google Meet has taken a significant step forward in enhancing its video conferencing capabilities by offering support for 1080p video resolution to select Google Workspace and Google One subscribers. With rivals like Zoom and Microsoft Teams already providing 1080p video calls, this long-awaited upgrade is set to improve Google Meet’s competitiveness in the ever-expanding videoconferencing market.
How to Use Google Meet’s 1080p Video Resolution
If you’re a Google Workspace or Google One subscriber with a plan that includes 1080p video resolution support, here’s how you can start taking advantage of this new feature:
Step 1: Check your eligibility
Before you can start using 1080p video resolution support in Google Meet, you need to make sure you’re eligible. This feature is only available to users with specific plans, including Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Education Plus, Enterprise Essentials, and Frontline. Google One subscribers with at least 2TB of storage space on eligible devices can also enjoy this feature.
Unfortunately, those with Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Nonprofits, and G Suite Basic and Business customers, as well as personal Google Account users, will not have access to 1080p video calls.
Step 2: Activate 1080p video resolution support
Once you’ve confirmed that you’re eligible, you need to activate 1080p video resolution support in Google Meet. By default, this feature is not enabled. To turn it on, follow these steps:
- Join or start a Google Meet video call.
- Click on the three dots in the top right corner of your video feed.
- Select “Turn on HD video.”
That’s it! Your Google Meet video calls will now be in 1080p video resolution.
Step 3: Make sure you have sufficient bandwidth
While 1080p video resolution promises a superior video conferencing experience, it also requires additional bandwidth. If your device faces bandwidth constraints, Google Meet will automatically adjust the resolution to ensure a smooth video call experience. Make sure you have sufficient bandwidth to support 1080p video resolution before activating this feature.
Google Meet’s introduction of 1080p video resolution support is a commendable move that will help improve user satisfaction and maintain its position in the videoconferencing market. If you’re an eligible Google Workspace or Google One subscriber, you can start taking advantage of this new feature by following the steps outlined above. Enjoy crisper, clearer video quality during your virtual meetings with Google Meet’s 1080p video resolution support!
- What is Google Meet? Google Meet is a video conferencing tool developed by Google.
- How do I know if my Google Workspace or Google One plan includes 1080p video resolution support? Check your plan details to see if you’re eligible for 1080p video resolution support in Google Meet.
- What devices support 1080p video resolution in Google Meet? Devices equipped with 1080p cameras and sufficient computing power can support 1080p video resolution in Google Meet.
- Can I activate 1080p video resolution support during a video call? Yes, you can activate 1080p video resolution support during a Google Meet video call by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of your video feed and selecting “Turn on HD video.