Google Meet to limit video calls to 60 minutes for free users from Sept 30

  • Google
  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

Google Meet will be reinstating the 60 minute cap for video conferences on the free tier, which was previously made unlimited for non-enterprise users starting in May. — Google

Time to speed up your video meetings – Google Meet is set to start enforcing its 60-minute limit for video chats through the platform for free users.

Back in April, Google announced it would be making Meet – initially part of its G Suite tools for businesses, organisations and schools – open to free users too, via a browser or the app for iOS and Android devices.

It said meetings would be limited to 60 minutes for the free product after Sept 30.

The Verge confirmed with Google that the promotion would not be extended.

“We don’t have anything to communicate regarding changes to the promo and advanced features expiring,” said a Google spokesperson over email.

The Internet giant would also be ending free access to advanced features for its G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, meaning users would need to pay the US$25 (RM104) monthly subscription to continue using it.

Such features include the ability to host larger meetings (with up to 250 participants), livestream to up to 100,000 people within a single domain, and record meetings onto Google Drive cloud storage.

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