There is good news for Google Meet users, Google Meet free users can have 24-hours long video calls till March 31. This announcement is made keeping in mind the Corona Virus pandemic across the world.
Google in the month of April this year announced that Gmail users get to use Google Meet App for video calls longer than 60 min. The company earlier set a limit of September 30 for this feature. Now, Google has increased the plan till 31 March 2021 allowing unlimited (up to 24-Hours) video calls. In the blog posted by Google, it said that during the pandemic, video calls are playing the most crucial role. They are connecting people virtually amid this virus. It wished to offer the best possible way for the users to connect.
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In the month of April, Google made it’s Google Meet feature free for everyone. People with Google accounts could use the feature any time for free. This was previously done for a period of 30 September. Now, Google Meet long video call extends for 24-hours call till the month of March next year.
New features have been added to the list like noise cancellation, background blur, 49- person grid view and Chrome cast support. The app during the pandemic experienced a surge of over 100 installs from Google Play.
Google Meet group product manager Samir Pradhan said that as people now have to rely on the virtual meetings be it PTA or office meetings or family reunion or anything else, we want to help people who rely on us.
On the other hand, G Suite and G Suite for Education customers lose feature of hosting meeting with 250 participants. These free access features are not extended. The ability to save the meetings recordings in Google Drive also did not gets extension for free users.. They also were extended till September 30. Google steadily updated its features to compete with video conferencing services like Zoom.