Tech giant Google’s video chat platform Google Meet has reported that after September 30, free versions of Meet will be restricted to meetings no longer than an hour.
A Google representative revealed to The Verge in an email, “We don’t have anything to communicate regarding changes to the promo and advanced features expiring. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know.” Under the extension, anybody with a Google account could make free meetings with up to 100 individuals, and with no time limit.
The Verge detailed that the deadline of September 30 is likewise applicable to different features like access to advanced features for G Suite and G Suite for Education clients, including permitting meetings of up to 250 members, live-streams of up to 100,000 individuals within a single domain, and the ability to save meeting recordings to Google Drive.
Those highlights are regularly just accessible to clients on the “enterprise” level of G Suite, which costs USD 25 for every client for each month.
During the Covid pandemic, Google Meet and other video-conferencing platforms have been pursuing the meteoric ascent of Zoom, with Meet passing 100 million every day members back in April.