November 29, 2020
Google Meet Now Free for All Gmail Users

Google Makes Meet, its Video Conferencing Service, Free for All Gmail Users

Google has made its video communications service, Google Meet, free to use for all Gmail account holders, even non-G Suite customers…

It is now possible to access and use Google Meet, even for people who aren’t paying for a G Suite account. All that’s required is a valid Gmail address, a stable internet connection, and a browser tab opened to meet.google.com. (Or, by downloading the Android or the iOS mobile app.)

Google Meet Now Free for All Gmail Users

Google Meet can accommodate up to one-hundred participants and it’s accessible through Google Calendar, as well. It offers real-time captions and also displays an expanded tile view layout. There are limitations, for free use, though.

For instance, free meetings are restricted to 60 minutes per session. (Although, Google says that it won’t start enforcing that particular rule until after September 30th.) Google moreover states that it will expand free capabilities, so any or a number of limitations will likely be gone in the not-too-distant future.

For G Suite customers, video conferencing meetings can accommodate up to 250 people, can live stream to as many as 100,000 viewers, and can also record, as well as save, calls.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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