November 12, 2020
When you set your status to away, you will show as offline to others, even when you’re active, helping you to focus solely on your work uninterrupted.
Set as away in meet [View Image]
This feature is rolling out to Gmail on the web and the Gmail iOS app. It will be coming soon to the Gmail app on Android.
You can now replace your background with an image in Google Meet. You can either use Google’s hand-picked images, which include office spaces, landscapes, and abstract backgrounds or coming soon, you can also upload your own image.
Change background button in Meet [View Image]
Change background setting in Meet [View Image]
Google Help: Change your Gmail availability & status
Google Help: Change your background in a video meeting