The sudden rise of demand in the video conferencing apps due to the pandemic novel Coronavirus lockdowns. Now many people including, business, students, and people who want to connect their relatives on video chat are relying on the popular video calling apps such as Skype, Zoom, etc.
Google opened its Google Meet video conferencing service to anybody who wants to use it, instead of just offering it to enterprise and education customers via G Suite. The platform is most suitable for remote workers, meeters, streamers, and hangers-out.
In a recent announcement made by Google, they officially told Meet is free for everyone. In order to use Google Meet is a Google account. Which you already have if you use Gmail. Once you have a Google account, you can use Meet for free either on the web at meet.google.com or via the Google Meet app on Android and iOS.
Coming soon 📣: We’ll be offering #GoogleMeet for free to anyone with an email address to help people, businesses, & schools stay connected. Availability for our premium video conferencing product will be rolling out in the coming weeks → https://t.co/Km6EfP7nHl #MeetOurTeam pic.twitter.com/eLn0PV0Sci
— G Suite (@gsuite) April 29, 2020
Anybody with a Google account will now be able to create free meetings of up to 100 people that can last any amount of time.
Google Meet supports meetings for up to 100 people, with meetings limited to 60 minutes. But now considering the present scenario, Google will not limit the meeting time until October 1st.
Google Meet is a game-changer in the present situation when we seeing about the various security concerns using Zoom and Houseparty apps. Google clearly states that it is designed to provide the privacy and security measures to the users.
Google is rolling Meet availability over the next few weeks and “gradually expanding its availability to more and more people.”
Meanwhile, you can signup for the service to be notified when you can start using Meet for free.