Google has today announced that it will make its premium Google Meet video conferencing service free for everyone with an eye on the huge market potential in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic. The pandemic has forced billions to stay locked also making video conferencing one of the most used communication tools for consumers.

While Zoom has captured a huge user, base lots of concerns have been raised about it not being safe and private. So, Google Meet premium seems to address that concern while providing the capability to connect to up to 100 participants. While these calls would be limited to 60 minutes for the consumers, Google we won’t enforce this time limit until after Sept. 30.

You can use to schedule or join a video call using Google Meet on the web. You certainly need to have or create a Google account for using Google Meet. You can also use the Android app for the same purpose if you want to join the call from your mobile.

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But the free Google Meet service won’t be available everywhere in one go and Google is rolling out it in phases. You can sign up to be notified when it’s available.

It’s important that everyone who uses Meet has a secure and reliable experience from the start, so beginning next week, we’ll be gradually expanding its availability to more and more people over the following weeks. This means you might not be able to create meetings at right away, but you can sign up to be notified when it’s available.