Google meet will limit the meeting to 60 minutes
Earlier, Google announced this year that it is making unlimited meetings free for all Google meet users. This decision was taken keeping in mind that the requirement of video meetings due to the pandemic. However, the free extension will end on September 30 and it looks like Google will not extend it.
Google confirmed to The Verge that it will not make any changes to the Meet promo and advanced features. This means that after September 30, Google meet features for free users will go back to normal. After the promo is expired Google Meet free calls which were unlimited earlier, will be restricted to 60 minutes per meeting.
Some advanced features were free for G Suite and G Suite for Education customers. The features included support for arranging meetings with up to 250 participants, host live streams with up to 1,00,000 people, and save meeting recordings to Google Drive. These features will also end on September 30 and will only be available for G Suite’s Enterprise customers.
In addition to making some perks free, Google pushed Meet on Gmail. It introduced a new Google Meet shortcut on Gmail’s desktop and mobile app. This shortcut allows users to create a new meeting or join a meeting. This Google Meet shortcut is opted and can be turned off. Google also launched out more new features to Meet like background blur, tiled layout, and Chromecast support.