Following its merger of the Meet and Duo services into Google Meet, Google announced today that it is introducing new Apple SharePlay-like live-sharing features to the video communications app, making it easier for call-participants to watch YouTube, listen to Spotify, and play games such as Heads Up! and UNO! Mobile together in real-time.
These new features will be available under a new Activities tab, which users can access through the three-dot menu.
Last week, Google finalized the merger between both video calling apps by updating the icon for Duo and renaming it Google Meet. As for Google Meet, it will be now called “Google Meet (original),” with a green icon. Recent additions to the service include instant and schedule meeting options, in-meeting chat, and virtual backgrounds.
It is worth noting that the group session feature is only available for Spotify Premium users, supporting two to five participants.
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