Google is expanding its policy to host free Google Meet users for more than 60 minutes. The policy was supposed to expire after September 30, but now free users can host these long calls by March 2021.
“As we look forward to the holiday season with important goals such as less travel and family reunification, PTA meetings and weddings on video, we want to continue to help people who depend on Meat to stay in touch until next month,” Google Meet said. Looking, ”says Google Meet. Group Product Manager, Sameer Pradhan, in a blog post. “As a sign of our commitment, today we will continue to have unlimited meet calls (up to 24 hours) in the free version for Gmail accounts on March 31, 2021.”
This expansion should come as a relief to those who have relied on service during the COVD-19 epidemic. Google has constantly updated Google Meet this year to keep it competitive with other video conferencing services like Zoom, adding background features like Zoom Gallery View (which can now show up to 49 people at once) and background opacity.
September 30 also marks when G Sweet and G Suite for Education customers lose access to some advanced Google Meet features, such as hosting meetings with up to 250 participants and the ability to save meeting recordings on Google Drive. That free access extended access is not being extended, Google assures Edge.