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How to Use the ‘Filter for Google Meet’ Extension in Chrome

How to Use the 'Filter for Google Meet' Extension in Chrome

The easiest way to use filters in Google Meet.

Google Meet is a cool app for hosting video meetings. You can use it for free with just a Google account, and it’s safe. There’s no need to even download additional software – all you need is your browser. No wonder holding video meetings is so popular, especially lately.

But with all the extraordinary features also comes a bitter truth. It still runs behind its competitors in terms of all the features they offer and has a lot to do. There’s no inherent support for virtual backgrounds, although it’s a work in progress right now. But thanks to Zoom, people are now also experiencing a major FOMO in another area – Video filters.

We are the Snapchat generation who love face filters. So of course we want them to be at the video meeting. I don’t criticize; I myself like a good filter. But the fact is that Google Meet doesn’t have this feature. So does that mean you can’t use filters in meetings in Google Meet, and the only way out is to switch to some other app that has them? Absolutely not! One of the best advantages of using Google Meet are all Chrome extensions, and there’s one for this situation too.

Install Filters for Google Meet Extensions

Filters for Google Meet is a Chrome extension that you need to install to use filters in video meet on Google Meet. Open the Chrome Web Store and search for ‘Filter For Google Meet’. Or click the button below to zoom there (pun).

Once you reach the “Filters for Google Meet” list on the Chrome Web Store, click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button to install it on your browser.


A confirmation dialog will appear. Click the ‘Add extension’ button to confirm.


Use Filters for Google Meet

After you install the extension, it will be ready to use in Google Meet. No additional configuration is required. This extension will add a simple toolbar on your Google Meet screen that will allow you to select the filters you wish to apply. The toolbar will only be available in the active meeting when you turn on the video.

The filter toolbar will appear in the upper left corner of the screen. To apply a filter, click on the ‘Filter’ button to see all available filters.


Select the filter you wish to apply from the available options, then click the ‘Close’ button to close the filter toolbar, and return to the meeting screen.


The filter you selected will be applied to your video, and everyone in the meeting will only see your filtered video feed.

With the Filter for Google Meet extension for Chrome, it’s easy to apply filters in live video meetings in Google Meet. You can select one of 12 filters available at your fingertips for free.

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