Google shortly after renamed Hangout, its video conferencing and messaging platform. It is now known as Google Meet. Along with rebranding the name, the company allowed free access to all its premium features. The company said that by July 1, 2020, users will be able to access all its premium features for free. At the same time, now the company CEO Sundar Pichai has announced in a tweet that the date for users to use these premium features has been extended to 30 September.
Sundar Pichai has tweeted from his official Twitter account that Google Meet has got 2 million users per day. Also, Google Classroom has over 100 million students and teachers. To help businesses and schools stay connected and connected, we have extended the date for free access to the advance and premium features of Meet until September 30. View tweet:
We’re now supporting 2M+ new users on Google Meet each day, and 100M students+educators on Google Classroom. To help businesses & schools stay connected, we’ve extended free access to advanced features of Meet to all @GSuite customers through Sep 30, 2020. https://t.co/RLveeT1D4z
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) April 9, 2020
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Talking about the premium features of Google Meet, up to 250 people can do video conferencing simultaneously. Also, up to 100,000 viewers can stream the content live and that too with the users’ domain. All G Suite meetings can also be recorded in it. These can be recorded and saved on Google Drive.
Where lockdown is going on all over the country and people are forced to work from home. At the same time, this extension of Google Meet can give relief to people. With the help of this app, people from schools to offices can do video conferencing. In such a situation, this decision of the company can be an important step both for winning the trust of the users and for the benefit of the company.