Google Meet's new 'green room' is a very necessary work-from-home feature

Google Meet Green Room
Google Meet Green Room (Image credit: Google)

What you need to know

  • Google Meet is introducing a new feature to preview yourself before a meeting.
  • The feature will help you troubleshoot any issues that might be present.
  • Users should begin to see the feature roll out starting today.

You ever try to get started on a Google Meet video call and realize that nothing works how you want it? Whether it's your mic or maybe the connection is bad and causing the video to freeze? Or maybe something funny is happening with the audio because you didn't spring for one of the best wireless headphones with great microphones? Google is hoping that this latest feature rolling out to those who frequent Google Meet will help you enter a meeting more confident that your technology will work just how you want it.

Google Meet Check Audio Video Button

Source: Google (Image credit: Source: Google)

Now before you enter a call, Google Meet will allow you to preview yourself beforehand. Sure, it already does that now, but Google is taking it a step forward with a new "check your audio and video" button below your video preview. With this tool, you can check how you will look and even switch between available peripherals to see which offers the best results.

The new 'green room' feature should start rolling out to users today and will be available for Google Workspace customers. Or if Google Meet isn't your thing, you can always see how it compares to some of the best teleconferencing apps.

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Derrek Lee
Managing Editor

Derrek is the managing editor of Android Central, helping to guide the site's editorial content and direction to reach and resonate with readers, old and new, who are just as passionate about tech as we are. He's been obsessed with mobile technology since he was 12, when he discovered the Nokia N90, and his love of flip phones and new form factors continues to this day. As a fitness enthusiast, he has always been curious about the intersection of tech and fitness. When he's not working, he's probably working out.