In the past few months, it’s very important to stay connected. Modern technology allows you to study, work, consult with doctors and communicate with loved ones even at a distance. Previously, the enhanced features of the Google Meet video conferencing service are now available to all GSuite and GSuite for Education users. Starting today, Google offers free access to all users.
Beginning in May, anyone can sign up for Google Meet via email and enjoy features that were only available with GSuite or GSuite for Education business accounts. Among them:
- Video conferencing for up to 60 minutes (until September 30, conditions are valid without time limit)
Up to 100 conference participants at a time
The configuration of the windows on the screen depending on your preference
The company is taking serious steps to ensure that Google Meet remains a secure service. For example, anonymous users without a Google account are not allowed to join meetings. Google Meet video conferencing and recording in Google Drive is encrypted. Google Meet user data is not used for advertising and is not shared with third parties.
The free version of Google Meet will be available to all users within a few weeks. You can find out when the service will be available for a specific Google account. here. In the future, you can connect to the service as in desktop versionboth in mobile applications on iOS and Android. Also, users will be able to plan video conferences in advance and invite other participants using the service.