Google Meet is a group video calling application. To date, a Google Suite account was required to use it, but that will change from now on. Google announces that its video calling application is available free to all users with an email account.
From May 4, users can use Google Meet simply by clicking on the video call link and logging in with their usual account. All of the Google Meet features that were available to professionals and education are now also available to other users.
Up to 100 participants
Features like screen sharing, real-time captures, or expanded view will be available on Google Meet for everyone. Creating a room from meet.google.com is not available at the moment , but the option will be activated in the next few days. Google warns that the arrival will be gradual.
Google Meet supports up to 100 participants in the same video call, being able to display up to 16 participants on the screen at the same time. A feature added last week that brings Google Meet closer to other solutions like Zoom.
Among the new features of Google Meet, we also have a low light mode to compensate for the low light of the participants, live subtitles and a noise cancellation option.
Among the features of Google Meet that the company promotes is being able to delete and silence participants, not allowing anonymous users, encrypted video calls, not requiring any type of plugin, and having dedicated mobile applications, both on Android and iOS.
With unlimited time until September 30
Google explains that Google Meet calls for all users will be limited to 60 minutes in the free version , although this maximum amount of time has been eliminated until September 30. From the end of September, those users who want to unlock all the possibilities of this video call application must purchase a Google Suite account.