Google Meet becomes completely free for everyone

Google doesn't take any shots in its fight to beat Zoom, which has proven itself as a key platform for video conferencing in the midst of the Corona Virus pandemic, increasing from 10 to 200 million 

Google Meet becomes completely free
Google Meet
users daily within a few months.

Google meet

The company announced on Wednesday that Google Meet, the premium video conferencing program, will be free for all.

The meet is one of many video chatting apps offered by Google: Duo and group Hangouts are free, but they have a number of limitations - for example, Hangouts only supports up to 25 participants, 

while Duo only supports up to 12 participants. Google recently added several new features to Meet, including a zoom grid view with support for 16 participants at a time, plus low-light mode and noise-canceling functionality.

Previously, Meet was only available as part of the Google G-Business service pack, which starts at $ 6 per month per person but will now be free for anyone with a Google Account. 

Availability will be gradually expanded in the "following weeks" because Google wants to ensure that the experience remains safe and reliable.

But there is a big problem. Meetings in the free version of Meet will be limited to 60 minutes - although Google says it will not apply the deadline until September 30. 

Google meet
Google Meet

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For comparison, some Zoom video calls on the free version of the program are limited to 40 minutes. There are also other limitations: the free version only supports 100 participants against 250 for the paid version, and recording and saving calls are only available for the paid version.

Security and privacy were generally not the strengths of Zoom - although the company works hard at it - which is why Google first puts Meet Meet security on a blog. The company noted that the Meet app provides versatile host commands, hard-to-guess meeting icons, and encrypted video calls. 

Additionally, the Meet app doesn't allow anonymous users to join meetings created with individual accounts, and doesn't require separate plug-ins or apps - it works fully in Chrome and other browsers, which makes it less vulnerable to security threats.

It should be noted that Google recently banned the use of Zoom on employee laptops, citing security concerns.

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