Google Meet now supports 1080p video resolution, but there’s a catch

Apr 27, 2023, 12:11 PM UTC
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Google Meet now supports 1080p video resolution, but there's a catch
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Google Meet, the popular video conferencing service, has finally added support for 1080p video resolution, but with some limitations. In a recent blog post, the company announced that the feature is now available, but it will be off by default. End users can turn it on to enjoy full HD video quality during their calls.

Google Meet now supports 1080p video resolution, but there's a catch
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However, not all users will be able to benefit from this feature, as it comes with some requirements. Firstly, to use the 1080p resolution, you’ll need a 1080p camera that supports it. Unfortunately, many computers and laptops still come with cameras that don’t support 1080p.

Secondly, a stable and fast internet connection is crucial to stream higher-resolution video calls. If your connection struggles to keep up, Google will automatically lower your resolution to prevent call interruptions.

Moreover, Google is still limiting the availability of this feature to specific account types. 1080p video resolution is only available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, the Teaching and Learning Upgrade, Education Plus, Enterprise Essentials, and Frontline customers. Additionally, Google One subscribers with 2TB or more storage space and eligible devices can also access this feature.

Unfortunately, Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Nonprofits, and G Suite Basic and Business customers cannot yet use the 1080p video resolution feature. Additionally, personal Google account holders who are not subscribed to Google One cannot access it either.

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