Improved meeting quality when joining on virtual machines. Google Workspace

News | 06.12.2022

Google Meet — Online Video Calls, Meetings, and Conferencing

If you use a Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) such as Citrix or VMware to join Google Meet calls, you’ll notice an increase in video and audio quality. The Meet will now detect whether you’re joining from a VDI and automatically adjust for the best performance. This optimization will also help cut down on the demand put on your VDIs, such as CPU, GPU, and memory usage, helping improve meeting quality and overall performance.

To take advantage of the new optimization

Admins: Ensure Google Meet can detect that it’s running inside a virtual machine (VM) by enabling the Enterprise Hardware Platform API policy in Chrome. Visit the API page and the Help Center to learn more about how to set Chrome policies for users or browsers and use VDIs with Google Meet.

End users: There is no end-user action required — Google Meet will automatically optimize your experience when using a VDI.

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

Resources for use: Google Workspace Admin Help: Using VDI