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Google Meet Extends ‘Unlimited’ Video Calling for Free Gmail Accounts


Google Meet has prolonged the provision of free ‘limitless’ video calls (as much as 24 hours) on its platform till June 2021. The new extension is relevant for all Gmail customers making video calls by way of Google Meet. Prior to the newest improvement, Google Meet video calls had been out there for free to Gmail customers till March 31, 2021. That extension was introduced in September final yr. By providing free 24-hour video calling via Google Meet, the search big is making an attempt to assist individuals staying indoors in the course of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The official Google Workspace account on Twitter has announced the extension of ‘limitless’ Google Meet calls. Initially, the transfer to supply free ‘limitless’ video calls was taken in March to assist individuals working from properties and taking distant courses as a result of pandemic.

At that point, Google made premium Google Meet (erstwhile referred to as Hangouts) options for free to all G Suite prospects. Those included digital conferences for as much as 250 members, inner dwell streaming, and the flexibility to save lots of name recordings to Google Drive. It was much like how rival platforms together with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex supplied free video calling assist.

Google later introduced that it might deliver a 60-minute limit for free digital calls from September 30. However, the corporate thereafter determined to extend that deadline to March 31.

With the newest extension of ‘limitless’ Google Meet calls, you will not be required to pay any sure expenses to make digital calls utilizing your free Gmail account for as much as 24 hours. You can join with any of your contacts who’ve an Internet connection by way of a Google Meet name.

Google Meet additionally enables you to add as much as 100 individuals to every of your Google Meet name and the individuals do not even have to have the Google Meet app out there on their units to check in. They can be part of your name via their Web browser. But you will need to level out that the flexibility so as to add group individuals for video calls of as much as 24 hours is available for free till June 28, publish which you will have a one-hour restrict for every group name. You will alternatively have the choice to maneuver to a paid plan for getting the identical 24-hour group calling performance.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about shopper expertise for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has often written about apps, pc safety, Internet companies, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is obtainable on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please ship in your leads and suggestions.
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