Chrome OS could borrow some of macOS’ useful video conferencing features
Chrome OS could borrow some of macOS’ useful video conferencing features

What you need to know

  • Google is said to be developing new built-in features to improve your videoconferencing experience on Chromebooks.
  • These features include background blur and other effects to improve lighting.
  • Chrome OS could also get a new feature that warns you if your connection is unstable during a call.

Google appears to be working on new Chrome OS features meant to bolster the video conferencing experience on Chromebooks, starting with built-in video effects.

According to a potential feature flag (opens in new tab) discovered in the Chromium Gerrit by 9to5Google (opens in new tab), the Chrome OS team is developing a background blur effect for Chromebooks. This feature is available on Apple's macOS machines powered by Apple Silicon. Background blur is also a popular feature of many of the best video conference software, such as Google Meet.

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