Google Meet is a premium video service that has proved to be useful during the pandemic. As you would imagine, taking part in a group video chat on a cell phone or tablet can be murder on the gadget’s battery, and if you attend multiple chats, it may cost some big bucks for those with a monthly data cap. Be that as it may, Google has thought of a method to conserve the battery life of a device engaged with a Google Meet video conference, limit data use, and reduce the demands on the phone or tablet’s processor.

In the event that you choose to utilize the data saver feature with Google Meet, you may see a lower quality to the video call, however that beats out paying more or not having the option to see a video meeting at all since you’ve murdered your battery. If a higher quality picture is needed, the feature can be disabled. Data saver is disabled by default.

To turn on the Google Meet data saver, clients need to go to the three-dot menu and select settings and then tap on “Limit Data Usage” before joining a call. Microsoft is offering a similar feature for its Teams video platform. The software giant says, “Whether you want to preserve data or are in a location with a poor or limited network connection, sometimes it’s helpful to limit the amount of data you’re using during a video call. A new low data mode allows users to cap the amount of data that will be used during Teams video calls, as well as to establish different settings based on network availability.”

Back to Google Meet. As indicated by ZDNet, Google began offering the data saver feature yesterday to clients utilizing Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Frontline, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Nonprofits, Cloud Identity Free, and Cloud Identity Premium.

Both Meet and Google’s and its more consumery relative Duo can sort out the device being utilized by the client and the state of the condition of the network and makes adjustments to the settings to convey the best quality video regardless of whether it implies dropping the resolution of the connection.