Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Turn off the video feed for select tiles in Meet

What’s changing

You can now turn off the video feed from other participants during a Google Meet call. This can be helpful in situations where you want to focus your meeting view to just the presenter or hide participants with distracting video feeds. This will only impact your experience — other participants will not be notified nor will their experience change. This feature will be available on Google Meet on the web and mobile devices. 

Additional details 

If you’re joining a meeting from a mobile device, you can now select “Audio only”, which will turn off all video feeds apart from tiles that are presenting content. 

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: From the people panel or an individual meeting tile, select the three-dot menu and then select “Don’t watch”. Visit the Help Center to learn more about turning off video feeds from other participants

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers