Zoom went through its own PR disaster with digital infiltrators, also known as "Zoom bombers." Google, learning from Zoom's privacy mistakes, is taking a big step to enhance Meet with stricter security features so that "Google bombers" don't become a thing.
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Google Meet's new update for G Suite Education members
Thanks to Google's new Meet update, anonymous individuals -- defined as users who are not signed into a Google account -- can no longer join virtual meetings launched by G Suite for Education members. This new feature, according to Google, will deter participants from sharing links to anonymous users who may cause disorder on video-conference calls.
"Anonymous users can cause disruption to learning by making noise and sharing content, and become a distraction for the meeting organizer when they try to join meetings," the Google blog said. Consequently, the search-engine giant has now blocked anonymous users from infiltrating Meet calls by default.
Users who do not want this default feature will have to contact G Suite support and request an exception.
The new Google Meet update began rolling out on July 13, and will trickle down to all members gradually. Google promised that all G Suite Education users should receive the new security feature by July 15.