Video calling may never recreate the same feeling of meeting with someone face-to-face, but thanks to Google Meet’s new ‘immersive backgrounds,’ your video chats are about to get a lot more realistic. While video calling apps have been around for years, they exploded in popularity in 2020 thanks to COVID-19. Even with many people gradually returning to ‘normal’ lifestyles, plenty of folks still rely on these apps for remote work, schooling, family gatherings, etc.
One app that’s been at the forefront of the video calling explosion is Google Meet. There are a few reasons for Meet’s success over the course of the pandemic. It removed certain video calling limits for all users, is available on virtually every platform, and continues to add new features to keep the experience fresh.