Google is turning on new security features in its Google Meet video chat to prevent zoombombing during online classes.
Due to coronavirus pandemic, the world moved towards digitization. On one side the whole world saw a drastic decline in economic growth and on other digital world flourishing.
Due to lockdown businesses and educational institutes remained closed and that’s where video conferencing applications saw the opportunity and grabbed the market.
Zoom video conference portal grabbed millions of downloads during the lockdown as employees and students are working from home. Google also introduced Google Meet as a free version, WhatsApp upgraded its video calling feature capacity from 4 to 8 participants. Microsoft Teams also observed millions of active users.
These video conferencing portals were not just limited to office work but expanded their circle towards online classes as well. But security problems were there as hackers as anonymous participants used to hijack the video chats and interrupt the ongoing meeting or class.
Google Meet to safeguard educationalists with new security features
Google is all set to safeguard educationalists from annoying intruders on its Google Meet platform with security features.
The anonymous is the user who is not signed in through Google account. To contest the situation, Google is upgrading the privacy protection. According to Google, everyone using G suite in pursuit of education, their privacy will be increased automatically in the coming days.
As per the G suite updates “unidentified users can no longer join meetings arranged by anyone with G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education license. The updated policy prevents participants from sharing meeting links publicly which caused intrusion.”
Although, you can revert back to your previous protection policy, in order to do that the admin rights will be required. Admins have to contact the G Suite support team to make this happen. Otherwise, before the end of July, the function will be placed for all education users.
It is pertinent to mention here that Google is not the only company that faced this problem which Google is trying to resolve now. Zoom, where the Zoombombing term was coined faced similar privacy and security issues. Zoom also improved its functionality and privacy in order to deal with security issues.
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