Monday, June 12, 2023

Experience better collaboration in conference rooms with new support for whiteboard cameras on Google Meet Hardware

What’s changing

Using a whiteboard during a brainstorming session is a great way to problem solve as a group. However in today’s hybrid work environment, it can be difficult for those attending a meeting in-person to collaborate with their remote colleagues on a whiteboard. 

To improve upon this experience, provide better meeting inclusion, and foster greater collaboration, we’re excited to announce support for whiteboard cameras on Google Meet Hardware, with Logitech Scribe as the first supported camera. This will enable the content written on a physical whiteboard in a room to be shared as a presentation in a meeting using the Logitech Scribe. As a result, remote meeting participants will be able to see what is being drawn on a meeting room whiteboard. 

An updated touch controller UI will allow users to easily share the in-room whiteboard upon selecting the “Present to the meeting” button, followed by the new “Whiteboard camera” option. 
new support for whiteboard cameras on Google Meet Hardware

Who’s impacted 

Admins and end users 

Why you’d use it 

This feature makes it easier to share what's on a whiteboard with everyone in the meeting, regardless of location, so they can collaborate more effectively. 

Additional details 

The Logitech Scribe is the first whiteboard camera to be certified for use with Google Meet hardware in the new category of content cameras. Additional partnerships will be explored to expand our content camera support. We will make announcements as those become available. 
The Logitech Scribe

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. However, admins will have the option of setting a default whiteboard camera in the Admin console if they want to receive alerts when it goes offline. To set a default peripheral camera:
    • Go to Menu > Devices > Google Meet hardware > Devices
    • Some features may require the manage Devices privilege for Google Meet hardware
    • In the Connected peripherals section, select the peripheral you want to set as the default > click “Set As Default”
  • End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. In order to use the whiteboard feature, a Logitech Scribe must be plugged into a Google Meet hardware device. 

Rollout pace 


  • Available to all Google Workspace customers with Google Meet hardware kits with touch controller support and Google Meet hardware devices that have not yet reached their auto-update expiration date.