Google Meet users can turn on the Limit data usage option when they are in a region with a weak network or if they are operating on a low battery. This option will save user data and maximize battery life.
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- The new Google Meet update is rolling out today and will be fully available in the coming weeks.
- Google Meet users can use the app in higher quality by simply disabling the data saver setting.
- The data limit usage mode was already available for desktop users and was extended to mobile users in April 2021.
Google Meet has added a “Limit data usage” setting for Android and iOS users. The new update will allow users to optimize the quality of video calls for their device and network conditions. As the name suggests, the ‘limit data usage’ mode will allow users to save data when using Google Meet on their phones. This development comes with the 2021.04.18 version of Google Meet. The limit data usage mode allows users to minimize cellular data usage, maximize battery life, and free up device memory for other tasks.
The data limit option comes in handy when your device is not working over WiFi or when you are not in a good network region but cannot avoid a meeting. If you enable the Limit data usage option, you may need to turn off video. The data usage limit option is disabled by default and can be enabled by following the given steps.
To activate the data usage limit:
– Open the Google Meet app.
– Tap the hamburger menu on the left.
– Go to settings.
– In the General section, activate the toggle for Limit data usage.
Google Meet users can use the app in higher quality by simply disabling the data saver setting.
The new Google Meet update is rolling out today and will be fully available in the coming weeks. It is available for all Google Workspace customers, as well as for G Suite Basic and Business customers.
Last month, YouTube also made changes to its Android and iOS app to make it easier for users to select the resolution for their videos. Instead of choosing between a 720p, 1080p, or 4K resolution which gives users less idea about how much of their data is being used, YouTube will enable more user-friendly options for non-tech experts – as better picture quality will consume. more data and the data saver will result in lower image quality. This feature aims to reduce and manage the amount of data that a user spends. Users can set the default video quality for all videos by going to the Settings> Video Quality Preferences menu. You can set the default settings for mobile networks and Wi-Fi.
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