Initially, Google’s premium online video conferencing platform Google Meet was only limited to G Suit users. Now, Google has officially confirmed that it is making Google Meet free for everyone. This means all users with an email account will be able to use Google Meet without any additional cost. The rollout begins starting in May 2020. You can sign up here to get a notification when it’s available.
Beginning May 2020 anyone with an email address can sign up for Google Meet. The rollout will be in a phased manner wherein a very few users will receive the Meet feature stating May first week followed by a global rollout in the coming weeks. Users will be able to use the same features available to business and education users such as simple scheduling, screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts, and an expanded tiled view.
Google Meet Highlights
- Create, Join or start meeting with a few clicks
- Ability to admit or deny entry to a meeting
- Mute or remove participants from the meeting if needed
- No can join a meeting without a Google Account
- Encrypted meetings – All recordings stored in Google Drive are encrypted
- No plugins required to use Meet on the web
- Works with Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge
- Dedicated Google Meet apps – Download on App Store and Play Store.
- Supports Google’s Advanced Protection Program
- Data is not used for advertising
- Meetings are limited to 60 minutes
- No Meeting limits till September 30, 2020