Google Meet is now free for everyone to use which earlier was only available to G Suite customers only. Now anyone can make a call on Meet without paying anything.
Google Meet can be used by schools, businesses, institutions, and organizations. Now, any individual can broadcast a call on Google Meet for anyone who wants to join. Google on the other is also providing some additional perks for existing G Suite customers.
Google Hangouts Meet For Individuals
The Meet was originally designed for organizations and businesses but now individual users can also use Meet to broadcast their own video calls.
Individual users can make use of Meet to host book clubs, fitness classes, meetings, and so on. Earlier, meetings were done only for a limited time period of 60 minutes for the free service but now Google has removed the time limit until September 30.
Teams And Groups
Organizations that are not a member of G Suite now can make use of G Suite Essentials for free until September 30. It allows organizations to use advanced features like big meetings, to record meetings and dial-in phone numbers.
Organizations And Businesses
Google offers three ways for enterprise customers to access Hangout Meet.
- Free more Meet licenses for existing customers without making any changes to their current contract.
- Free access to G Suite features, like streaming up to 100,000 viewers within your domain.
- Free G Suite essentials for company customers.
School And Institutions
Institutions and Schools that have no access to G Suite now can sign up for free. Google Meet then can be turned on from G Suite for Education for free.
Timed Rollout Of Meet
This new update to Meet will roll out in a few weeks, users will be able to sign up for free in early May.
Users may not be able to create meetings straight away once done with sign up as the process of the rollout is estimated to take a few weeks.