Google announced that it will make its free Google Meet and video conference service available to everyone after requiring users to be subscribers to a paid G Suite package, now made freely available to everyone without any conditions.
Starting today and gradually over the coming weeks, Google Meet will be available to all users without restrictions. If you want to receive an alert for your account, you must register on this page.
Starting next October, Google will apply some restrictions such as the length of the call that will not exceed 60 minutes, nor will it allow more than 100 participants in the same session. You will still be able to use the screen sharing and translation feature in real time.
Of course you need to have a Google account and log in to join any video call, and this may somewhat affect the ability of the service to compete against other services that are easier to join, such as Skype and Zoom.
Google relies on the high security of its platform and says it has worked to develop this through accumulated experiences for many years, which made its service reliable and used by schools, governments and companies around the world.
It is noteworthy that the Meet service has grown nearly 30 times during the recent period, and Google hosted 3 billion minutes of video calling, and 3 million new users join the service daily. On average, more than 100 million people conduct their meetings daily through service.