Use these solutions to free the experience of your Google Meet experience
Google Meet may be one of the most well-known video conferencing applications currently however, it’s not perfect. Users have experienced sudden crashes and freezes in Google Meet every now and every now and. Naturally, this is annoying. It’s not clear the reason for this as there’s no common denominator that is involved, such as a specific browser, or even an operating system.
However, if it does happen it’s not a reason to get angry. Instead, try these solutions. Before you begin, eliminate the possibility of a poor internet connection as the cause of your issue removed from the equation.
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Uninstall the Grid View Extension
Google Meet Grid View Google Meet Grid View extension has proved to be a lifesaver for many people who require the extension to provide grid views in meetings that have more than 16 participants. However, the latest update to the extension could be the reason for the issue that has caused your Google Meet freezing frequently. If you’ve got the extension installed in your browser, remove it at least at this point till the problem is fixed and then see if the issue disappears.
Right-click on the icon for the extension and choose “Remove from Chrome to remove the extension from Google Chrome.
Try a Different Browser Profile
The most common cause for the freeze-out issue could be due to an extension that is installed in your browser. If this is the case, you can test it without having to remove all extensions. You can do this through the creation of a fresh profile for your browser.
To create a new profile in your browser Click on the icon ‘Avatar’ to the right side of the address bar, then select the button ‘Add. It is also possible to meet in private mode, or with a guest profile, but making a new profile is the better choice since you won’t need to go through the process of granting permissions each time you close the browser.
Create the profile for your browser by entering a name , and choosing an icon for the profile. Choose an icon that is different from the avatar you currently have to help you distinguish among the various profiles by using your shortcut icons.
When Google Meet stops freezing, it’s most likely due to an extension in your browser. If you’re trying to determine which extension is the culprit is the culprit, you can add the extensions on your new profile in one go or try the opposite approach – remove the extensions one at a time from the previous profile to determine what’s causing the chaos. Whatever you like!
Clear Your Cache
If the issue wasn’t due to an extension for your browser, make sure you clear the cache of your browser. Within Google Chrome, click on the icon ‘More’ (three horizontal dots) located on the right of the address bar. Then choose ‘More Tools in the menu.
A sub-menu will appear. Choose ‘Clear browsing from the menu of choices.
The dialog will appear. Choose Browsing history Cookies, cache, and Browsing history and then click the “Clear Data” button.
Disable Hardware Acceleration
Try deactivating the acceleration hardware feature in Chrome to see if this solves the problem. You can access the Chrome settings by clicking the ‘More’ button (three horizontal dots) on the address bar, and then select “Settings” in the drop-down menu.
Select the Advanced option in the navigation menu to the left side to expand the options below it. Select “System” from the options that are expanded.
Turn off the toggle that says “Use Hardware acceleration whenever feasible’.
Google Meet freezes when sharing the Screen
There is a specific freeze-out issue that is affecting Google Meet that many users have encountered. If you find that Google Meet or the browser is unable to function properly, especially when trying sharing your screens during the meeting, there’s an issue with the video adapter. An outdated video adapter is the most likely cause. A video adapter that is not compatible can cause problems with browsers.
While Windows Updates automatically updates your drivers, there’s the possibility that it could not have missed the most important updates. You can test for updates and manually update drivers in this situation.
Click the Start button, right-click and launch the ‘Device Manager in the menu.
Then, type in ‘Display adapters’ on the list and click it for more options. The list will show the video adapters you have. Right-click on the adapter and select “Update Driver” in the drop-down menu.
Choose the ‘Search automatically for the latest driver software’ option at the bottom of the screen. If a more recent update to the driver is available , but a Windows update did not get the deadline, the Device Manager would download and install it.
It’s a bit frustrating it happens that Google Meet freezes in the middle of a conversation and restarting your computer will only last a few minutes. Try these solutions to get rid of the issue.