Firefox Improves Compatibility with Google Apps, Including Meet

Who needs Chromium?

Firefox Improves Compatibility with Google Apps, Including Meet

Nowadays, most web browsers use a similar engine called Chromium, which is also found in Google Chrome. This means that most websites work pretty much the same way in all these Chromium-based browsers because they are primarily tested in Google Chrome. However, sometimes there can be problems when using other browsers like Firefox or Safari.

In the past, Google's web apps didn't work perfectly on Firefox, but that's been changing for the better recently. Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has been working closely with Google to improve compatibility, especially for Google Workspace apps like Google Meet.

If you've been thinking about switching to Firefox but are worried about whether Google Workspace apps will work smoothly, you can relax. Mozilla says that these apps already work well in Firefox, and thanks to a partnership between Google and Mozilla, many of the issues that existed before have been fixed. So, you can use Google Meet and other Google Workspace apps with confidence in Firefox.

If you want to jazz up your video calls or blur your background while working online, you're in luck! The latest version of Firefox, which is 115 or higher, now lets you do just that on Google Meet.

Before you start your call, you'll see a button with sparkles that says "Apply visual effects" in the waiting room. Click on that, and you'll get access to the usual Google Meet filters. But wait, there's more! If you're already in a call, you can find the "More Options" button (it looks like three dots) at the bottom of the screen and choose "Apply visual effects" from there. It's super easy!

Before, if you tried to use visual effects on Google Meet with Firefox, it wouldn't work, and you'd get a message saying, "This browser does not support visual effects." But now, that's a thing of the past!

Google apps like Docs, Slides, Gmail, and others already work smoothly on Firefox. It's great to see that Google is making an effort to make things better for folks using non-Chromium browsers and not trying to block them out.

If you want to use these cool new video calling features on Firefox, make sure you update your browser if you haven't done so recently. It might take a little while for this change to reach everyone, so don't be surprised if you have to wait a bit.

Source: Mozilla (1, 2)

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