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Google Meet improves its portrait mode and can now be updated

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Google Meet will use computer graphics cards to enhance portrait mode for video calls. (Google)

The video conferencing application, GoogleMeet, has among its functionalities that of portrait mode, which allows the person who is using the platform to be isolated in an artificial background as if they were in front of a chroma key. However, this is not only possible because of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) you have, but also by the capacity of the device’s graphics card.

An essential component of graphics cardsthe one on which its functioning depends, is the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and it is also from which Google Meet wants to demand more in order to improve the performance of its portrait mode in his new update.

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This version of Google Meet has as its main novelty the ability of the application to use a segmentation based on input images of high resolution (HD), instead of low resolution, as was used before. This implies that the analysis and identification of the video that is captured with the camera of the device will increase its resolution so that the portrait mode improves its performance.

For this, the device’s GPU will be important, although to prevent this increase in demand from harming the correct functioning of the equipment, only the underperforming kernels GPU

An essential component of graphics cards, the one on which their operation depends, is the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and it is also the one that Google Meet wants to demand more of in order to improve the performance of its portrait mode.
An essential component of graphics cards, the one on which their operation depends, is the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) and it is also the one that Google Meet wants to demand more of in order to improve the performance of its portrait mode.
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Previously, to run this Meet functionality, the system used the Central Processing Unit (CPU) of the device, which, although it is true, allowed a correct development of the portrait mode, was limited by its ability to calculate graphics in HD, something that the GPU is capable of doing.

Time limit on Google Meet

Google announced that from August 31 the free version of Meet will no longer have an unlimited duration of video calls, a feature premium that was enabled to the general public during the pandemic period. Those who wish to extend it must subscribe to Google Onea paid version that gives users different benefits in Google applications.

Now video calls on the technology company’s platform will only last one hour. Five minutes before the maximum free duration time expires, attendees will be notified that the meeting is about to end and, once the time expires, they will be disconnected from the room.

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The free version of Google Meet will apply time limits on meetings. (GoogleBlog)
The free version of Google Meet will apply time limits on meetings. (GoogleBlog)

The link used to join the previous meeting will be disabled and in order to continue the meeting, users will need to open a new meeting room or pay for the subscription.

Google One plans

Google One has monthly payment plans that vary depending on the cloud storage capacity it offers, in addition to other benefits.

The basic payment plan is 2 dollars per month, which offers 100 Gigs of storage; followed by the 200 Gigas plan, which costs 3 dollars. Finally, the highest priced plan is the 2 Teras plan, which requires a monthly payment of $9.75 per month.

Google One has monthly payment plans that vary depending on the cloud storage capacity it offers, in addition to other benefits. (GOOGLE)
Google One has monthly payment plans that vary depending on the cloud storage capacity it offers, in addition to other benefits. (GOOGLE)

Additional benefits of Google One include a VPN service provided by the company to increase protection of user activities while browsing the Internet; 10% discounts in Google stores, premium features for photo editing, expert consultations on the technology company’s digital products, among others.

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