Pixel 7 users get speaker separation for immersive audio on Google Meet

The home screen of the Google Pixel 7
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What you need to know

  • Google announces a new speaker separation feature for its Pixel 7 series owners.
  • It is an exclusive feature for Pixel 7 and 7 Pro users on Google Meet.
  • The feature allows Pixel 7 users to help distinguish audio from Google Meet participants more effectively.

Google Meet is often the default meetings app for most Android devices, particularly Pixel devices. The search giant's Duo app was also replaced by Google Meet last year to have the video and audio calling experience more streamlined.

Google Meet will be handier for Pixel 7 series users in the coming weeks. Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro users can use the new speaker separation feature in meetings on Google Meet. When enabled, it is a new preference that allows Pixel 7 device owners to spot speakers on Google Meet calls more effectively.

Users can more easily spot participants in the call when speaking from different directions based on their position on the screen. In a multi-user call, the participants' audio will be distributed across speakers on your Android smartphone based on their position, whether in landscape or portrait.

Speaker Separation for Google Meet

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However, not all phones support stereo speakers. For now, it seems the new Google Meet feature is exclusive to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. According to a Google Workspace announcement post, this new feature gives users a more immersive and dynamic experience.

The speaker separation system feature began rolling out to Pixel 7 smartphone owners this week. It will continue to do so in stages over two weeks. In addition to the Pixel 7 series users, the new feature is available for Google Workspace users and legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers, provided their devices support so. The Speaker Separation can be enabled in audio and video settings within the app.

This new feature aligns with noise cancellation support added for Google Meet in the February 2023 update for Pixel devices.

Vishnu Sarangapurkar
News Writer

Vishnu works as a freelance News Writer for Android Central. For the past four years, he's been writing about consumer technology, primarily involving smartphones, laptops, and every other gizmo connected to the Internet. When he is away from keyboard, you can see him going on a long drive or chilling on a couch binge-watching some crime series.