Google Meet limits meetings to 60 minutes
Google Meet limits meetings to 60 minutes

Google announced in April that it would allow unlimited meetings for all users through its Google Meet video chat platform through September 30.

The decision was made due to the increased demand for video conferencing during this pandemic, and the company appears to be sticking to this schedule and will not extend it.

After September 30, the free edition of Google Meet will be limited to meetings less than 60 minutes in length.

A Google spokesperson said in an email: We are not talking about upgrades and changes to advanced features.

After September 30th, the video chat platform will be restored to work for free users.

Anyone with a Google account can host a free meeting with up to 100 people. There is no time limit for the current expansion.

Missing on September 30th is the ability to access advanced features for G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, including up to 250 meeting participants, livestreaming of up to 100,000 people in one domain, and recording meeting recordings. Google Drive functionality. (Google Drive).

Typically, these features are only available to Enterprise (G Suite) customers. Each user pays $ 25 a month.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Google Meet and other video conferencing platforms continue the rapid growth of Zoom as the number of Google Meet users exceeded 100 million per day in April.

Most users who don't want to upgrade to a paid Google Meet plan after the deadline should limit conference calls to 60 minutes or less.

In addition to providing certain permissions for free, Google has worked extensively to integrate the platform with Gmail and introduced new platform shortcuts for Gmail on desktop and mobile devices.

With this link, the user can create a new meeting or join an existing one. The link is optional and the user can close it at any time.

Google also introduced two new features to Google Meet, such as: B. Background blurring, square layout and Chromecast support.

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