Google is making some changes to its Chromebook PCs, many of which focus on getting together with others in the virtual space. Love it or hate it, Google is now preinstalling its video meetings app, Google Meet, on Chromebooks.
The first significant change announced by Google on its blog is Meet coming preinstalled on Chromebooks. This makes a lot of sense for the company, as it wants people to use its virtual meeting platform.
However, Google is aware that there are other meeting apps out there. The company partnered with Zoom to launch an improved version of the app for Chromebooks, so while Google is clearly pushing Meet, it’s still making things more pleasant for Zoom users. Google says the new version of Zoom for Chromebooks adds the latest features like breakout rooms, transcriptions, and so on. It also takes up less precious storage space and performs better.