Google Meet is the video conferencing service of Google, connecting a large number of users daily. The biggest cause of this is the ongoing coronovirus epidemic. For the past few times, people have been doing office work, online classes etc. from their homes to avoid virus infection, for which the support of Google Meet and other video conferencing services like this is being used.
Now Google has announced that Google Meet will be available for free to all users who have a Google account. Previously Google was available only for enterprises and education through Meet G Suite. Apart from this, Google has also informed that about 3 million i.e. 3 million new users are being added to Google Meet every day.
Google Meet Is Now Free To Use
The announcement made on Google’s blog says that from April 29, Google Meat has become available to everyone for free. However this free availability will be expanded in a phased manner over the coming few weeks.
Google says that from May any user can sign-up for Google Meet and for this they will only need Google account. Users will be able to use all the facilities which were earlier available to the users of vocational and education groups. These include simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time caption etc.
Requirements For Google Meet access
To use Google Meet, you have to take care of some important things only then you can use Google Meet otherwise you may face many problems in using Google Meet, here we tell you that you can use Google Meet What to take care of, Here are few helpful things to get started with Google Meet.
G Suite users (using Google Meet with a school or work account)
- A G Suite administrator needs to turn on Meet for your organization. If you are unable to open the meat, contact your admin.
- You must be signed into a G Suite account to create a video meeting.
- Anyone inside or outside your organization can connect or join with a link.
Non-G Suite users (using Google Meet with a personal account)
- To use Google Meet you will need a Google account.
- If you do not have a Google Account, first create a new Google Account
- If you have a Google account, you can create a new meeting by visiting meet.google.com
Google Meet supported operating system
Google Meet supports the current version and 2 previous major releases of these operating systems which are mentioned below:
- Apple® macOS®
- Microsoft® Windows®
- Chrome OS
- Ubuntu® and other Debian-based Linux® distributions
Additional hardware and network requirements For Meet
For the Google Meet video meeting, you will need:
- A broadband connection to the Internet.
- A built-in webcam or external USB camera.
Note: Other devices, such as virtual cameras, may not work with Meet.
- 2.2 GHz Intel 2-generation i3 / i5 / i7, AMD equivalent or better, processor to support HD video.
Google Meet Participant limit
For non-G Suite users (using Google Meet with a personal Google account): You can have up to 100 participants in a meeting.
For G Suite users (using Google Meet with school or work account): Most of your participants in a video meeting depend on your G Suite version.
|G Suite edition||Number of participants|
|G Suite Education||100|
|G Suite Basic||100|
|G Suite Essentials||150|
|G Suite Business||150|
|G Suite Enterprise Essentials||250|
|G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education||250|
Download the mobile app
If you want to use Google Meat in mobile, then you have to download Google Meat app, Google Meat app is available for both Android and ios platforms. The link to download the Google Meet mobile application is given below.