Google Meet is a software that is widely used in the business world. Every day, more and more people connect to the platform to work, and more and more people use it to keep in touch with their loved ones. In recent weeks, Google has extended the advanced features of Meet to all users so that they can take full advantage of the software. The American giant will now offer its advanced video conferencing products to everyone free of charge in the coming weeks.
The Google Meet service can be accessed online through Gmail, the Google + website, or a mobile application that can be used for Android or iOS. You can use it to schedule, participate in an ongoing chat or start a video conference with anyone, whether it’s attending a virtual yoga class, a weekly book club, a community gathering, or having fun with friends.
Google developers seem to have measured the demand in the video call market. Although the competition between Meet, Zoom, Facebook and WhatsApp is fierce, they have been strengthening the services of the video conferencing platform in the past few weeks. Especially on April 22, they enhanced the software by introducing artificial intelligence into the business to improve the quality of meetings and user experience. They developed the following functions:
Data security issues are of the utmost importance to users of video conferencing software. As the recent criticism of the Zoom app revealed, the public is very sensitive to this issue. Google stated on its blog that the company has invested a lot of money in recent years to protect your privacy and make it a safe and reliable video conferencing solution, thus expressing its position on the issue of personal data privacy. He also said that his goal has always been to win the trust of schools, governments and businesses around the world.
In addition to security issues, consumers are also very concerned about the accessibility of the platform. This explains why many of Meet’s competitors have increased the number of people who can participate in video conferences in recent weeks, or improved their vision of meeting with attendees. Google Meet has taken a big step forward for users by opening up its new features to everyone for free.
In a post published on the company blog, Javier Soltero (Vice President and General Manager of G Suite) announced that from now on, anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and benefit from the many features offered to professional users Or educational institutions. This means that from the beginning of May, people will be able to enjoy simple schedules, screen sharing, real-time subtitles and layouts to suit their preferences, including expanded tile views.
Gmail or Google Calendar users can easily activate their account with their username. All you need to do is visit met.google.com to get started. Before September 30, the meeting time limit for the free service is 60 minutes.
For organizations that have not yet become G Suite customers, Google announced that G Suite Essentials accounts can be used. The account will be free until September 30 and will provide access to Google Drive, documents, tables and slides.
Nearly 6 million businesses and organizations that use G Suite to improve productivity remotely use the Google Meet solution. Google will provide the following features before September 30:
Many schools and universities around the world now use “meetings.” Due to the indispensable support for safe virtual classrooms, parent-teacher association meetings, parent-teacher meetings, tutoring, and even school social activities, software has become a current necessity. Meet is included in Education Suite G, and more than 120 million students and teachers use Meet. If your institution is already using G Suite Education Edition, your administrator can activate Meet without paying additional fees.