Google Meet: News

Google Meet, a video conferencing service offered by the Internet giant, has become a handy tool for people these days who are working from home amid the lockdown owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier only G Suite users and educators could use it, but now it has been made free for all users. This is however till September, after which meeting length will be restricted to 60mins. Stated to be giving a tough competition to its counterpart Zoom, G-Meet can hold up to 100 participants for a particular video conference. Also, Zoom’s video conferencing services are free till 40mins, whereas no such limit is imposed by G-Meet. Further, reports suggest that till May, G-Meet hosted 3bn minutes of video meetings.

20 Feb 2023

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Google Meet brings 360-degree virtual background to iOS, Android

Google's instant video conferencing app, Meet, has now introduced a 360-degree virtual background for both iOS and Android clients.

12 Jan 2023

Google

Google Meet finally gets emoji reactions; 360-degree background feature incoming

Google Meet has been steadily improving over the past few months. What it lacked was the ability to send emoji reactions to make routine video conference calls more fun. Well, not anymore.

28 Jul 2022

Gmail

Google rolls out redesigned Gmail: Check all the new features

Google first gave us a sneak peek at the integrated Gmail back in January. Now, the company has announced that the redesigned Gmail is rolling out to everyone.

02 Jun 2022

Google

Google Duo and Meet to be merged into one app

Google will soon merge its personal video chat service, Duo, with its business-oriented video chat system, Meet. The company has announced the upcoming changes on the Google Workspace blog.

09 Sep 2021

Gmail

Soon, you can place Google Meet VoIP calls from Gmail

It appears that Google wants the Gmail app to do everything for Workspace users. Announcing new features, Google said that Gmail will receive a redesign to unmask its true identity as a central hub for every Google communication app.

16 Jun 2021

Google

Google Meet will get Companion Mode for more engaging conferences

Since Google opened up its enterprise-grade video conferencing solution called Google Meet to the general public in April last year, it has constantly improved its feature set to compete with rivals Zoom and Microsoft Teams, among others.

18 May 2021

Microsoft

Microsoft Teams now available for everyone, offers free 24-hour calling

Following in the footsteps of other enterprise-grade video calling solutions that opened their doors to the masses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft has launched a version of Teams for personal use today.

22 Apr 2021

Google

Google Meet receives feature updates, user interface improvements

Observing video calling platform Zoom's pandemic-fuelled popularity, Google opened up its enterprise-only video conferencing tool called Google Meet to all Gmail users.

10 Oct 2020

Google

Google Meet picks up new 'breakout rooms' feature: Details here

Google Meet, the dedicated video conferencing product owned and operated by Google, is getting a major new feature - breakout rooms.

30 Sep 2020

Microsoft

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

Google is extending its unlimited access offer for Meet video conferencing service.

27 Sep 2020

Google

Soon, free Google Meet calls will have this restriction

Google Meet, the dedicated video conferencing platform owned and managed by Google, has evolved into one of the most sophisticated, secure, and popular virtual meeting tools out there.

25 Sep 2020

Microsoft

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12 Sep 2020

Android

Google Meet app gets a new look: Details here

Countries are opening up, but video conferencing continues to be the most suited (and safest) way for one-to-one and one-to-many communication.

13 Aug 2020

Microsoft

#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

Google has announced a new set of features to make Google Meet, its famous virtual conferencing solution, more useful for educators.

08 Jul 2020

Microsoft

Now, you can have a Duo call with 32 people

In light of the ongoing global pandemic and social distancing requirements, leading technology companies have doubled down on video calling and conferencing.

17 Jun 2020

Google

Now, you can have Google Meet calls via Gmail app

As the need for video-conferencing continues to surge due to the coronavirus pandemic, Google is doubling down on Meet, its premium virtual meeting platform.

Google Meet gets AI-powered noise cancellation: Here's how it works

In a bid to take on Zoom and cash in on the exploding demand for video conferencing, Google is updating its premium virtual meeting app, Google Meet, with the much-needed noise cancellation capability.

13 May 2020

Android

Google Meet now free in India: How to use it?

A few weeks ago, Google had announced its plan to make Google Meet, its premium video-conferencing service, free for all.

12 May 2020

Microsoft

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

The spread of COVID-19 has surged the global demand for video-conferencing services like Zoom and Google Meet.

30 Apr 2020

Microsoft

Microsoft Teams' daily active users surge by 70% to 75mn

As the novel coronavirus pandemic forces more and more people to switch to the routine of remote meetings and chats, work communication tools continue to gain benefits.

29 Apr 2020

Google

Google Meet video conferencing service is now free for everyone

Google Meet, the premium video conferencing service operated by Google, is now free for everyone around the world.

23 Apr 2020

Google

Google Meet, Duo updated with handy new features: Details here

Given the growing demand for virtual meeting services, Google is racing to upgrade its video calling products and take on the likes of players like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

17 Apr 2020

Facebook

Zoom v/s Google Meet: Which one is better?

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, more and more people are rushing to handle most of their jobs from the safety of their homes.

15 Apr 2020

Google

This Chrome extension lets you express yourself in virtual meetings

As coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, more and more people are adjusting to the routine of video chats and virtual meetings.

09 Apr 2020

Google

Hangouts Meet is now called 'Google Meet'

Google's Hangouts Meet, the service that goes against Zoom in the video-conferencing arena, has been given a new title - Google Meet.