Google Meet has become a very important video conferencing tool during the pandemic for students, professionals, and even employees who were working from home. During the last few months, Google has been trying to integrate Meet with many different platforms and tools to make it a one-stop place for all the professionals where they can get access to multiple tools at once. It has not only made Google Meet one of the best professional video calling tools, but has also captured a lot of market from Zoom as well.
The platform was completely free for everyone and could be used for unlimited hours of video calling. However, the free features for Google Meet are about to end on September 30. The company will limit the timing for video calls to 60 minutes for free plans. The deadline of September 30 will also apply to features like access to advanced features for G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, including allowing meetings of up to 250 participants, live-streams of up to 100,000 people within a single domain, and the ability to save meeting recordings to Google Drive.
The pandemic situation has caused a lot of professionals and schools to use these video calling services as a part of their daily work routine. Therefore, the normal plans starting for $25 a month for Google Meet and other tools associated with it would allow them to use the tool as before without any restriction. It would be interesting to see how the other competitors for Google Meet are going to respond to this step from Google and offer something better.