The handy new Google Meet feature was revealed in a recent Workspace Update. In a blog post about the update, Google said: “We’re making it possible to quickly preview how you’ll appear to others before entering a Google Meet video call.

“You can use this new functionality to confirm that peripheral devices are properly configured and corrected, to check that your network connectivity is good, and to understand the impact of noise cancellation on your audio (if it’s available to your account).”

To take advantage of this feature, before joining a meeting Google Meet users will get the option to check their audio and video.

Clicking on this button will send Google Meet users to the quirkily named ‘green room’.

This isn’t as glamorous as a real-life green room, which is used for performers in the theatre and for stage shows in between performances. But it is just as handy.


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