What you need to know
- Google Meet is rolling out an update to switch between work and personal accounts.
- Users will find an account toggle that displays their Google One status with the ability to also swipe your icon to switch accounts or tap for a menu.
- The update also includes a new navigation drawer located in the top left of the app.
Google has started rolling out an update to Meet along with a change to the menu inside the search bar. In another effort to include more ways to separate our private and personal lives, the latest Google Meet update will allow users to switch between business and casual accounts.
according to 9to5Google, users can click their account icon to bring up a list listing available accounts to switch to or add. This shortlist will also display your Google One status if you’re a subscriber. In addition, this update will allow users to pass their profile code for easy switching between different accounts.
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Along with this update, Meet receives a new navigation drawer found by clicking on the hamburger menu in the search bar. This new menu displays user options such as Meet privacy, settings, and a help page. The settings shown have also been improved, showing users which account they are signed in to at the top of the list.
To get into your account, users will first need to click on “Connection Settings” and then “Connection Account” to handle anything of interest there.
The navigation drawer extension follows other Google apps that have adopted a similar layout. google messages Introduced a similar change in the user interface For some users with some changes to the menu and new features.
Next comes the desire to give users a way to separate their work and private life through Meet its merger with Duo. In early August, Meet and Duo rolled out as the merge began, with it ending for all users in September. Google has been interested in bringing all of Duo’s video calling features to Meet, creating the only video calling app Android users will ever need for business and casual calling instead of separating it in two.
The work/personal time separation has also been touched upon with the upcoming Google update to work profiles On Android 13. Google aims to provide users with a smoother experience and improved menus to make it easier to keep business terms off their faces when using their personal accounts on their Android 13 devices.
The update will also bring improvements to companies that offer a device for their employees to use. Optimizing the Android management API allows the Android Enterprise team to create better features for updates so that the company’s IT department can better manage these company-owned devices.
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