In times when seeing us in person with our close friends becomes difficult, video calls play a crucial role in keeping us connected, either through time zones or simply across the street. That’s why, in April from Google Meet, they made their video conferencing product premium, free for everyone. By redesigning the service created for secure business meetings and made available to everyone, unlimited calls were also implemented (well, the limit is actually 24 hours) until September 30, so that people can enjoy the same benefits as commercial users. But now, that period delayed its expiration date: «As we look to a holiday season with fewer trips and important milestones such as family reunions, school meetings, and video-organized weddings, we want to continue to help those who rely on Meet stay in touch for the coming months. As a sign of our commitment, today we continue with unlimited Meet calls in the free version until March 31, 2021 for Gmail accounts.»
A lot of experiences were also added to make the connection more fun and productive: now you can see the family on the big screen transmitting calls to the TV or connect to the hands-free on the Nest Hub Max, as well as accept the call without worrying about the clutter behind it with a blurry background, or take the trivia night to the next level by seeing 49 competitors (and yourself) at the same time. You can even take the score using the collaborative whiteboard.» We hope these updates will help you do more things at home, at work, and anywhere you choose. If you haven’t tried Meet yet, you can access it directly from Gmail, download the app, or meet.google.com from your browser to initiate a call.