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Google Meet’s adaptive audio connects mics from multiple laptops for clearer audio

A screenshot of Google Meet’s people panel, with photos of participants using the new adaptive audio feature.
After automatically switching on the adaptive audio mode, Google will group participants in the same room together in the people panel under “merged audio.” | Image: Google

Google has introduced “adaptive audio,” a new Google Meet feature that offers Google Workspace users an alternative to dedicated videoconferencing equipment — if their package includes access to new AI features.

Once it’s rolled out, Google Meet will be able to automatically detect multiple laptops in the same room and merge together their speakers and microphones. The idea is that it will allow multiple participants to be heard clearly without needing to huddle around a single laptop while also reducing echoes and audio feedback.

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According to Google, this feature should benefit small organizations and other teams who might not have the dedicated equipment available or if the equipment is experiencing…

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