Google Meet is now free to consumers
Google on Wednesday said it’s making its teleconferencing service, called Google Meet,free to consumers. Meet was previously only for paying customers of G Suite since the popularity of ZOOM exploded during the stay-at-home era spurred by the novel corona virus with its user base ballooning over 300 million.
Google has recently tried to get its video conferencing tool, Google Meet, in the limelight by constantly adding new features over the past few days. But now it has decided to go after Zoom with full-force by making Google Meet free to use for everyone.
As we all know Zoom has some security flaws it is a great opportunity for google to gain users and popularity to teleconferencing video service because google has some great security features like
-Google Cloud undergoes regular rigorous security and privacy audits for all its services.
-Meet data is not used for advertising, and we don’t sell your data to third parties.
Google Meet is currently rolling out to everyone i.e google meet is now free for everyone and should reach you over the coming weeks.Now you don’t require any G-suite account to use google meet all you need is a gmail account.
How to register to Google meet
You can register here to get notified when your account is eligible for free access.
click the type of user i.e for Personal use or Business use, which will further pop the notification form which you can fill to get a reminder when you will be eligible for its usage
The recently rolling out 4 top-requested Google Meet features google added features like
- Tiled layout for larger calls
- Present higher-quality video content with audio
- Low-light mode
- Noise cancellation
Starting in early May, anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and enjoy many of the same features available to our business and education users, such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view.
Free Google Meet accounts for individuals
Meet will be available to anyone for free on the web at meet.google.com and via mobile apps for iOS or Android. And if you use Gmail or Google Calendar, you’ll be able to easily start or join from there, too.
Instructed by google here are procedures to use it
if an existing Google Account (for example, if you’re a @gmail.com user), sign in at meet.google.com to get started. If you don’t have a free Google Account, it only takes a minute to create one using your work or personal email address of choice (they require this step as a security measure, and you’ll only need to do this once).
But the remaining 99 participants also need to have a Gmail account to join a call. The company, in an official blog post, says “We do not allow anonymous users (i.e., without a Google Account) to join meetings created by individual accounts.” And it is certainly the right way to go to avoid trolls and Zoom-bombing cases, where-in anyone can come and go to a meeting.
Meetings are limited to 60 minutes for the free product, though we won’t enforce this time limit until after Sept. 30.
well coming to conclusion all we know is the users are having a win here. the best a company offers by its services earns the user ,since google meet is now free ,with good features so is it a problem for zoom that google meet has entered the game ? maybe that’s what we can say
Author:- Satyam Sharma ♥
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