I’m a big G Suite fan, but lately, I have been frustrated with Google Meet/Hangouts. I understand that I should expect some limitations due to the fact that Google Meet is 100% browser-based, but it’s frustrating nonetheless. Meet’s user interface lacks intuitive usability. In addition, you cannot synchronously call a co-worker via Google Chat. My latest frustration is that Meet doesn’t support virtual backgrounds; however, I found the following workarounds.
These workarounds will depend on your operating system and whether you are using a green screen.
Windows without a Green Screen
Windows with a Green Screen
Mac without a Green Screen
Mac with a Green Screen
I bought the Fancierstudio Green Screen, but I have mixed reviews. The stands work well, and they go nice and high. However, the green screen fabric is not thick enough to eliminate backlighting. In addition, the fabric is not wide enough, so I have to keep the camera too close to the green screen.