One of the most used apps on Android for making video calls introduces a feature that saves data and battery: Google Meet collaborates for less while in use. This is a simple in-app tweak that Google says reduces the quality of communications to minimize their impact on the phone.
Video calling apps have seen an explosion in downloads and use with the pandemic, Google is well aware that its Meet app has seen a huge user boom, especially when the company offered the opportunity to launch new ones. video calls to everyone. And now take it a step further with a limiter to save data, battery and CPU usage
Reduced call quality to reduce expense
Google Meet is a platform that largely adapts to the needs of the network and also to those of the telephone. During video calls, the app maintains the highest possible quality without exceeding the data consumption. This adaptability is adequate in common situations, but maybe the person who needs to make the video calls needs their mobile phone. do not waste excess battery or your data rate does not steal after a few communications
As specified by Google, Meet launches an option in its settings (the second available after diagnostic information) with which it is possible to limit application consumption during video calls. Once the Google Meet setting is enabled:
- This will limit the quality of communication to the maximum without loss of understanding.
- It will reserve less processor resources.
- It will use less data to continue the video call.
- You will use less battery thanks to the optimization of resources.
We don’t know how much the new Google Meet setting will translate into savings as we don’t have it available in our Android app yet, neither for the personal account nor for the business account. Google assures its deployment began on April 22 and will be completed quickly; it only remains to wait for its appearance. Its activation is surely done from Google servers.
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