Technology giant, Google has announced plans to extend the duration of free videocalls via Google Meet.
According to reports, Google, which is the world’s largest search engine, has extended the duration of its free video conferencing service to June 30. According to reports, Google launched its video conferencing service Google Meet to facilitate interaction between people during the Corona virus epidemic for free to users in April, 2020.
Previously available only to G-Suite users, the app was made accessible for 6$6 per month. However, due to the epidemic, Google announced that the duration of free video calls would be up to 60 minutes, but it was to be implemented after September 30th.
The period was further postponed to 31st March, 2021 and the one-hour limit was lifted. According to reports, the tech company has extended the deadline and announced that users will be able to make free calls using Google Meet till 30th June, the duration for which would be 24-hours.
— Google Workspace (@GoogleWorkspace) March 30, 2021
Moreover, users can add up to 100 people in a video conference through Google Meet. To add more people the users need to purchase a Google Workspace subscription, following which they can add approximately 250 people.
According to reports, users can access it on the phone and computer by installing the app as well as through a web browser. However, users must have a Gmail account to access it for free.
Google is reportedly taking steps to ensure privacy through meetings codes and encryption, and to allow the host controls regarding adding someone to join the meeting, including muting or removing people from the chat.
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