Description of Google Meet Presents A Choice To Secure Data On Android And Ios
Google now offers mobile users of its videoconferencing platform, on Android and iOS, to limit the use of data during a video call.
Data saving functions for video conferencing applications are becoming essential in the context of the pandemic, due to the increase in the number of video meetings.
Google now offers a tool to limit data usage for the Meet collaboration app on Android and iOS devices. Announced earlier this month, it is now available on Android as well as iOS.
Google has rolled out this feature since April 22 for customers using Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Frontline, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Nonprofits, Cloud Identity Free, and Cloud Identity Premium.
Adapt to device, network and user
Google promises that this tool will limit data usage for those on restricted data plans, save battery, and reduce the device's CPU usage. The downside is that the quality of video calls is lower, but it's probably better if your mobile subscription has a low data cap.
Meet already automatically adapts to the device and network, but the new tool will allow users to adjust the quality of a meeting to reduce the load on a mobile device when connected to a mobile network. Users can always turn off this option to get better call quality. Moreover, it is disabled by default.
To activate Meet's data saver, go to the three-dot menu and select "Settings", then click "Limit data usage" before participating in a video call.
Microsoft also released a data saving feature for Microsoft Teams, for the same reasons. This feature allows users to limit the amount of data used during Teams video calls.