Google Meet users who use Gmail for free, can still conduct unlimited online meetings for 24 hours until next June.
Earlier, Google had noted that the free version of Google Meet for personal Gmail accounts that gives unlimited calls will be restricted to 60 minutes starting September last year. This deadline was then extended to March 31, 2021. Now, Google has further extended the unlimited calls for personal Gmail accounts until June 30, 2021.
Google Meet is a video conferencing platform that allows users to engage in one-on-one video chats, as well as group chats with a large number of people. Though the platform already had a free option for users, it was limited in a way that didn’t work for those who were working or studying from home.
Google Meet’s unlimited call feature lets users make calls for up to 24 hours. This is actually limited to 60 minutes for Google Meet free users. With the extension, anyone with a Gmail account can now host Google Meet calls for as long as 24 hours, and for free. Considering how Covid-19 cases are still active globally, and people are continuing to work from home it will be very helpful.
For the additional Google Meet features, users will have to go for Google Workspace subscription plans. With this Google Meet users can invite up to 250 participants for a call, save meetings to Google Drive, and have access to features like hand raise, polls and Q&A, breakout rooms, attendance reports, intelligent noise cancellation.