Anyone with an email address can start or join meetings.
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A great option to stay connected. Google Cloud announced today that it will expand access Google Meet, Your video conferencing tool, free for everyone. The company’s goal is to make secure communication and collaboration generally easier and more accessible for businesses and users.
In this context, anyone with an email address can start or participate in secure, high quality video conferencing. There’s no need to be a Gmail user, just have a Google account, or create an account the first time you use the tool.
“As the line between work and home becomes ever thinner, Google Meet offers the experience you need for a business meeting, a tiled view for your online birthday party, and the security you need to video call your doctor.” said Javier Soltero, vice president of G Suite. “We are in the midst of a major global change that affects communication in all areas of our lives. People want safe, familiar tools that they can use in all facets of their everyday lives. “
Previously, Meet was only available as part of G Suite, the collaboration and productivity solution for businesses, organizations, and schools. The tool will be available free of charge on the application website and through mobile applications iOS or Android Enable meetings of up to 100 people at the same time. It is also integrated into Google Calendar.
Meet has been designed, developed and operated to be safe on a large scale. Features that were previously only available to G Suite customers (the corporate communication and collaboration toolkit) are now available to everyone for free, including security controls, larger meetings (100 for individual accounts and 250 for G Suite customers and educational institutions) , Screen sharing with greater control, real-time subtitles (currently only English) and screen layout designs to your liking, including expanded tile view.
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Meetings for the free version are limited to 60 minutes for users, although this deadline only applies after September 30th.
Since January, the daily use of Google Meet has increased 30 times. This month, the tool enabled more than 3 billion minutes of video calls and added 3 million new users every day. Last week it passed the 100 million user mark that attend meetings every day.