Chrome OS could borrow some useful video conferencing features from macOS

What do you want to know

  • Google is said to be developing new in-app features to improve your video conferencing experience on Chromebooks.
  • These features include background blur and other effects to improve lighting.
  • Chrome OS could also benefit from a new feature that notifies you if your connection is unstable during a call.

Google appears to be working on new Chrome OS features intended to bolster the video conferencing experience on Chromebooks, starting with built-in video effects.

According to a potential feature flag (opens in a new tab) discovered in Chromium Gerrit by 9to5Google (opens in a new tab), the Chrome OS team is developing a background blur effect for Chromebooks. This feature is available on Apple macOS machines powered by Apple Silicon. Background blurring is also a popular feature of many of the best video conferencing software, such as Google Meet.