Google has gone again on a transfer to strip customers of free video conferencing calls utilizing its Google Meet service.
The on-line big had stated that it will be ending its reward of limitless free Google Meet calls, as an alternative limiting customers to calls of simply 60 minutes.
However Google has now stated it can prolong free, limitless Meet calls into subsequent yr for customers who’ve a Gmail account.
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The firm had given all customers free conferences with no time restrict earlier this yr because the demand for video conferencing grew within the pandemic.
Google additionally granted entry to premium Hangouts Meet options, together with the power to have conferences with as much as 250 contributors, broadcast livestreams of as much as 100,000 folks inside a single area, in addition to the power to save lots of assembly recordings to Google Drive.
These features will proceed to be accessible for customers on free Gmail subscriptions, though there’s a 24-hour technical limitation which can imply some customers cannot entry all of the options right away.
The new provide will final till March 31 2021, with Google saying that the upcoming vacation season helped affect its determination, permitting customers internationally to remain in contact with colleagues and family members.
“As we look ahead to a holiday season with less travel and important milestones like family reunions, PTA meetings and weddings hosted over video, we want to continue helping those who rely on Meet to stay in touch over the coming months,” the corporate famous in a weblog publish.
“We hope these updates will help you do more at home, at work and everywhere you choose.”