The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economies worldwide, heavily impacting businesses given to imposed lockdowns and other restrictions. With this, companies are forced to drive work from home policies that have evidently stirred the demand for video calling applications. However, this shift to virtual meeting platforms has brought about certain security issues concerning uninvited users.
In a bid to address them, Google has recently rolled out some new security features on its video conferencing app, Google Meet, that will prevent unknown users from accessing video meetings. The new feature will offer better control to a host over connected users, helping shun certain participant from entering a particular meeting.
Apart from this, the new security feature will allow blocking users who don’t have a Google account. While in case a knocking request of some user has been denied multiple times by the host, they will automatically be blocked from sending more requests.
Earlier, Google Meet had rolled out a security feature for Education meetings, helping block anonymous users from intruding video conferences. Commenting on which, Google said that to increase privacy of education meetings in Google Meet, unknown users can no longer connect meetings organized by G Suite Enterprise for Education license or G Suite for Education.
Sources claim that this feature will gradually be rolled out for users worldwide and would be available to customers of G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education.
Similarly, Google has rolled out the Meet integration with Gmail for its Android users, making it more convenient for users to call or join a call by simply tapping on the Meet option provided on Gmail. GSuite users that are willing to use Google Meet and Gmail separately can also have the option to remove this feature from their Gmail account.