Google Meet: Video Conferencing is Free
Google has made Google Meet, a premium video conferencing product, free for everyone till 30-September-2020. Meet’s global compliance certifications can help support regulatory requirements such as GDPR and HIPAA, as well as COPPA and FERPA for education.
Technology is connecting us while we're apart, helping keep us safe and productive. Over the past few months, we’ve seen the potential of video meetings bringing us together. Google has made Google Meet, a premium video conferencing product, free for everyone till 30-September-2020, which may most likely get extended. It is trusted by schools, governments, and enterprises all over the world. Starting in early May, anyone with an email address can sign on for Meet and leverage many of the similar features available to Google’s business and education users, such as easy scheduling and screen presenting, real-time captions, and layouts to your preference.
The meet is designed, built, and operated to be secure at a scale where privacy and security are paramount. It doesn’t require plugins to use Meet on the web. It works entirely in Chrome, so it’s less vulnerable to security threats. Google Cloud undergoes exhaustive security and privacy examinations for all its services. Their global compliance certifications can help support regulatory requirements such as GDPR and HIPAA, as well as COPPA and FERPA for education.
You can use Meet to organize, connect, or initiate secure video meetings with anyone. Until now, Meet has only been available as part of G Suite, Google’s collaboration, and productivity solution for businesses, organizations, and schools. The meet is available to anyone for free on the web at meet.google.com and via mobile apps for iOS and Android. And if you are a user of Gmail or Google Calendar, you’ll be able to easily initiate or connect from there, too.
Features that can be used for free till 30-September-2020:
- Google Meet allows users to host video conferences with up to 250 participants.
- Another important premium feature that Meet customers can use is recording meetings.
- Earlier there was a capping of 60-minutes in the Consumer Version of Meet, this will not be enforced till 30-September-2020.
- Google Meet has rolled out tiled video View during meetings.
- Google has added a low-light mode to the mobile version of Google Meet, which brightens up a user's video to compensate for less-than-ideal lighting in their environment.
Furthermore, you can use Google Meet in your Domain even if you are using Mailing Solutions other than G Suite. Google assures that while setting up Meet within your Domain, your MX Record will not be modified. Therefore, the IT Admins can openly embrace a Google Meet without any fear of messing up their Mail Delivery System. Lastly, if the Professionals are interested in evaluating or better understanding the Features of Google Meet drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will be glad to assist you.