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Google Meet Premium is free for everyone on this pandemic lockdown

Google Meet Premium Video Meeting Free Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

The lockdown due to the COVID-19 has kept all of us within the four walls in our home. During such pandemic, avoiding the crowd and staying quarantine is the best possible way to be safe. Moreover, working remotely is beneficial for all of us. Numerous remote working tools emerged during this time. Zoom, a already-popular video conferencing tool reached the peak of its popularity. But soon that changed as more than 50,000 user data were leaked on dark web. As various professionals and officials are working from home, university classes and events are held online the data of the users must be protected, better video conferencing service is in demand. Following this, Google has made Google Meet Premium Video Meeting free for everyone.

Google Meet Premium Video Conferencing

Google Meet, a premium video conferencing tool from Google is accessible to everyone. This is one of the most secure and reliable tools trusted by schools, governments, enterprises, and other offices all around the world. The use of this video conferencing tool has increased. Using Google Meet, users can share screens, share digital presentations, documents, and more. Some of the latest features on Google Meet are Tiled Layout for larger calls, Present higher-quality video content with audio, Low-light mode, and noise cancellation.

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Google Meet uses secure-by-design infrastructure, built-in protection, and a global network for the protection of data. All data in transit between client and Google for video meetings are encrypted with Google meeting room hardware. Google highly protects the user’s data and privacy. It will be difficult for any attackers for any data breach.

“Since January, we’ve seen Meet’s peak daily usage grow by 30x. As of this month, Meet is hosting 3 billion minutes of video meetings and adding roughly 3 million new users every day. And as of last week, Meet’s daily meeting participants surpassed 100 million”, says Google official.

Starting from May, anyone with an email address can sign up for Google Meet. But users may not be able to create the meetings right away. It may take some time but you will be notified when it’s available. When the service is available you can do simple scheduling, screen sharing, use real-time captions, and many more. Google Meet can be used by an individual, for groups & teams, for business & organization, for schools and higher-ed institutions. All you have to do is have Gmail or Google Calendar.

For individual accounts, the 60-min limit have been lifted and for businesses and organizations, with G Suite subscription, can host 250-person meetings and live stream up to 100,000 viewers within your domain.

This is accessible on the web version and is available for Android and iOS as well. This free service is valid through 30 September 2020.

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