Google Meet is now free for everyone - The Happy Android

Google's premium video conferencing system, known as Google Meet, becomes free for everyone starting this week. The only requirement to be able to use it is to have a Google email account, and voila: from here the doors open for us to carry out video calls with up to 100 participants completely free of charge.

Until now, Google's premium video conferencing service was only available for G Suite users, so to be able to use it we had to go through the box, although its focus has always been oriented to the business and educational field. However, the sudden and unexpected popularity of Zoom in these times of confinement has set off all the alarms of Google, which has seen almost without realizing it as a company unknown to everyone until recently, it passed over in a service as essential as video conferencing.

And it is not something that should surprise us either, since Google seems that it does not finish hitting the key when it comes to chat and messaging platforms. They have been trying to establish themselves in the market for years, but neither Hangouts Chat nor Google Duo have achieved the expected success.

Greater control over video calls, the ace up the sleeve of Google Meet

In any case, the popularity of Zoom has only exposed the seams of an application that by the time it has begun to be used by millions of people has shown that it has more security breaches than Arkham Asylum.

Zoombombing has wreaked havoc, boycotting many school meetings and business conferences thanks to the ease with which Zoom video calls can be hacked. To avoid this type of situation, Google Meet requires the use of a Gmail account, which allows meetings to be managed with greater control by the organizer of the same. Google even plans to add an extra layer of security by sending all those participants who try to join the video chat without having previously received an invitation through Google Calendar to a waiting room.

Other features and functionalities

Meet currently allows group video calls with a maximum of 100 participants and an unlimited duration, although as of September 30, only meetings of up to 60 minutes can be held.

The free version of Meet continues in any case, keeping the rest of the functions that we saw in G Suite, such as the screen sharing function, the subtitles in real time or the new view in mosaic format.

Automatic subtitles in real time.

Google Meet is available via web via browser or through your application to Android and ios.

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Access Google Meet from your browser HERE.

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