Google is availing free video conferencing service with Meet to counter Zoom and other counterparts.
Google is looking forward to cash in on opportunities after Zoom gets a hit by security concerns, and video chat space again has become a level playing field to make the most in the time of the ongoing pandemic. Google Meet is already in existence, and available as a paid service to the business accounts on G Suits. It is now extending its reach as free to use for video meetings until September for anyone from different work fields, as its bid to establish itself in video conference space.
Though Google has Duo and Hangout as casual video chatting apps, yet it is eyeing Zoom and other rivals with Meet by availing it to everyone for free. Free users can add up to 100 participants in a running call with other features like call scheduling, real-time captioning, and screen sharing. Intended users are required to create a Google account and they can enjoy 24 hours long video chat duration as the internet major has lifted the preset 60 minutes time frame for a limited period.
Google Meet has default privacy terms and hosts control in place to allow or disallow entry to the meeting, and mute or remove any user, with strong meeting codes and encrypted messages. This seems aimed at Zoom which rose all of a sudden in subscribers when lockdown started but dropped in popularity due to security concerns raised by the users. Google has other prominent counterparts of the likes of Skype, Microsoft, and Facebook trying to woo the users with their free video chat services.
Google Meet is scheduled for free operations in early May and users can visit meet.google.com for free video chat service on the web, while mobile users can get its app from respective app stores for Android and iOS.
Here is how you can use Google Meet for free:
Go to Google Meet page (link suggested above) to sign up for its free version. Users need to enter details here, once done, they need to further agree to the service terms, then submit. They’ll be notified when the service is ready. When it is available, you can use Google Meet for free.
Visit meet.google.com for web use or open app in your respective Android, iOS smartphone, even meeting can be started from Google Calendar. You’ll be directed by simple to follow steps to start with the meeting.
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