Google wants to make it safer for you to make video calls while walking


Walking while making video calls is probably not the best idea. This is because while you’re on a call, you might be distracted and might not pay attention to what’s in front of you, where you might end up walking into other people, bumping into things, or worst case scenario, walk into oncoming traffic.

That being said, Google understands that sometimes you might need to walk while on a video call, which is why according to an APK teardown by the folks at 9to5Google, they have discovered a new and upcoming feature to the app called “On-the-Go”.

Image credit – 9to5Google

Basically what this does is that when the app detects that you might be walking about while on a video call, users will be prompted to enable the feature which will basically turn off your phone’s camera and video. This essentially turns your video call into a voice call, but it only affects you as other participants will still be able to see each other.

The UI elements will also change to feature larger buttons that makes it easier to reach and press, so that you won’t have to keep glancing at your phone while walking. That being said, users can already manually disable their video while on a call, so basically what this does is that it sort of automates the process for you in case you forget.

Source: 9to5Google

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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