Apps & Software
Google Meet shifts to limited 60 minutes calls on free plans
Upgrade to a higher plan, or time out.
After September 30, Google Meet will be limited to just 60 minutes on free sessions. Google plans to change its unlimited meetings to limited ones with additional features added up, as announced back in April.
“We don’t have anything to communicate regarding changes to the promo and advanced features expiring,” a Google spokesperson told The Verge. “If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know.”
The advanced G Suite features for customers, including meetings of up to 250 participants, live streams of up to 100,000 people within a single domain, and the option to save meeting recordings to Google Drive are no longer available for free. In order to access these features, you’ll need to be a customer on the “enterprise” tier of G Suite. It is priced at $25 per month for a single user.
Having said that, if you don’t have plans on upgrading to the premium Meet plan, you can stick to the limited 60-minute free tier.
People are following work-from-home protocol because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Due to this tech companies have seen a rise in demand of video conferencing apps and are brushing up on improving their services.