Google Meet now protects privacy from unwary users

Google Meet now protects privacy from unwary users

Google has rolled out two new features for Meet. One allows the meeting host to make changes to the settings more quickly. With the other feature, Google will automatically kick you out of a meeting if no one else is around.

Google Meet Features

In a normal meeting at the workplace, of course, you walk out of the conference room and continue with your working day, but that’s not how it works with video meetings. If you don’t close the tab in Google Meet yourself, you could continue to be part of a meeting, causing you to keep sharing your camera feed and sound inadvertently.

Google wants to prevent that now, so it’s going to automatically kick Meet users out of meetings when they’re the only ones left in the video meetings. That’s what the company says in a blog post† In that case, a pop-up notification will appear on the screen, making you aware that you are the only one in the room. You can then decide to leave the meeting or to stay. A two-minute timer will also appear on the screen with this notification, because after that time you will be automatically removed from the Meet.

This feature is active by default, but you can also turn it off manually in the Meet settings. You do that from the menu with the three dots -> Settings -> General -> Leave empty conversations. In addition, Google has also added the ‘Host options’ in the settings, which is a new bundling of all the interesting functions for the meeting organizer.


Last week there was a major Meet update in which the meeting app was integrated into Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations. Furthermore, emoji reactions have also been announced and many more features. All of these features along with this empty meeting privacy feature will be rolled out to Meet users in the coming weeks. Do you sometimes have a habit of staying in an empty meeting? Tell us in the comments at the bottom of this article.

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