The popular video chat platform of Google, Google Meet has recently announced that after 30th September, meetings will be limited to 60 minutes on free plans.
A spokesperson of Google told The Verge through email that they don’t have anything to communicate about changes to the promo and expiry of the advanced features. They would let everyone know if that changes.
People having a Google account can create free meetings with around 100 people and no time limit under this extension.
The Verge stated that the deadline of 30th September is applicable to features like access of advanced features for customers of G Suite and G Suite for Education which includes meetings of around 250 participants, live streams of around 100,000 people in a single domain and save the recordings of the meetings to Google Drive.
The mentioned features are usually available for customers on the “enterprise” tier of G suite and that is priced at around $25 (approximately Rs.1,800) per month for one user.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Google Meet and other video-conferencing applications are chasing the growth of Zoom, with Google Meet crossing daily participants of around 100 million in the month of April.