Yesterday it was revealed that Google was planning on merging a number of of its corporate-facing merchandise into yet one more messaging service to tackle the likes of Slack, and at the moment a kind of items is getting up to date with a new characteristic. Hangouts Meet simply picked up the capacity to use totally different sources for audio and video.

Specifically, Google is now permitting you to use your phone as the microphone throughout conferences, while the computer manages video. This may sound like a small change, but it surely’s certain to be appreciated in sure environments and use circumstances. While single customers on a laptop computer or at their desk might not see a lot of a profit, it may come in useful in group settings the place it is inconvenient (and even nauseating) to go round a laptop computer. Impromptu conferences is also a bit simpler with a phone plopped down on the desk, reasonably than making an attempt to hook up a distant microphone.

The characteristic will begin rolling out as of at the moment for Rapid Release domains, with Scheduled Release choosing it up beginning on February 12th. In each circumstances, it is a 15-day rollout. And a notice to G Suite admins: This characteristic is turned on by default if dial-in performance is enabled, and directions on methods to flip it off can be found right here.