Google’s new data saver feature for Google Meet saves battery life, data usage, and reduces the demand on the processor
To turn on the Google Meet data saver, users 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.”
Both Meet and Google’s and its more consumery relative Duo can figure out the device being employed by the user and the condition of the network and makes adjustments to the settings to deliver the best quality video even if it means dropping the resolution of the connection.