You can see the embedded GIF. 360-degree background will change depending on where your phone or tablet’s positioned. You can move your smartphone left and right to change the background. Google Users can also apply “several” New 360-degree backgrounds during video callsThere are several, one with a beach, and one with a temple.

The feature is cool but I see the potential for it to be very useful. backgrounds might get distracting if you’re on a call with someone who’s constantly moving their phone around. However, they’re still probably not as obnoxious as Meet’s collection of Snapchat-like filters — which currently includes one that turns you into a cat and another that puts your face on a strawberry.

The last month Google started rolling out emoji reactions for Meet, including the heart, thumbs-up, party popper, clap, joy, astonished, thinking, cry, and thumbs-down emoji, but it still has a long way to go if it wants to catch up with Zoom’s complete library of reactions. Google’s also in the process of gradually transitioning users to the new Meet App that blends the best of Duo and send out Last month, it issued the final warnings as it prepares for switching users.