Google Meet

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.

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Google Meet receives feature updates, user interface improvements

22 Apr 2021

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.

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

14 Jan 2021

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.

Gmail, YouTube, Maps suffer major global outage; Google confirms

14 Dec 2020

Gmail, YouTube, Maps suffer major global outage; Google confirms

Some Google services appear to be back online after facing a major outage on Monday.

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

10 Oct 2020

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.

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

30 Sep 2020

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

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

Soon, free Google Meet calls will have this restriction

27 Sep 2020

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

25 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon announces ball-shaped Echo products, and more

Last night, Amazon made major headlines by showcasing plenty of products.

#WeeklyRecap: Android 11, affordable Xbox Series S, and more

13 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Android 11, affordable Xbox Series S, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, especially in the consumer tech department.

Google Meet app gets a new look: Details here

12 Sep 2020

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.

#OutageAlert: Gmail, Drive, Docs, and other services are down [Fixed]

20 Aug 2020

#OutageAlert: Gmail, Drive, Docs, and other services are down [Fixed]

A number of Google services, including Gmail and Google Docs, appear to have been affected in what looks like a major outage.

#TechBytes: Handy new features announced for Google Meet classes

13 Aug 2020

#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.

Messenger Rooms: How to use Facebook's new Zoom challenger

26 Jul 2020

Messenger Rooms: How to use Facebook's new Zoom challenger

A few months ago, Facebook introduced Messenger Rooms as its own "casual" take on Zoom and Google Meet.

Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

15 Jul 2020

Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

As Indians adjust with the reality of working and connecting remotely, leading telecom-to-technology companies in the country are racing to get affordable yet high-quality video-conferencing solutions up and running.

Now, you can have a Duo call with 32 people

08 Jul 2020

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.

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

05 Jul 2020

#WeeklyRecap: India bans Chinese apps, JioMeet launches, Gmail suffers outage

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of tech, but the story that drew the most attention was the ban imposed by India on 59 Chinese apps.

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

03 Jul 2020

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

After a nearly three-month-long fundraising spree, Mukesh Ambani's telecom-to-digital entity Reliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing.

#WeeklyRecap: Cyber attack warnings, Chrome spyware, voice tweets, and more

21 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Cyber attack warnings, Chrome spyware, voice tweets, and more

This week's technology updates were marked by major cybersecurity threats from Chinese and North Korean hackers and some really annoying bugs in Apple and Microsoft's products.

Now, you can have Google Meet calls via Gmail app

17 Jun 2020

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

14 Jun 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Sony PS5, Android 11 Beta, Twitter Fleets, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology, especially for consumer tech enthusiasts.

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

10 Jun 2020

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.

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

13 May 2020

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.

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

12 May 2020

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.

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

03 May 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Free Google Meet, bugs in Chrome, Microsoft Teams, more

The last week of April was all about bugs, glitches, and leaks.

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

01 May 2020

Jio is also bringing a video-conferencing app: Details here

As more than a third of the world's population remains under some kind of lockdown, video-conferencing has become the go-to option to connect and interact, be it with colleagues or friends.

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

30 Apr 2020

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.

Google Meet video conferencing service is now free for everyone

29 Apr 2020

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.

Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

26 Apr 2020

Messenger Rooms, Facebook's free service to take on Zoom

In a major move, social media giant Facebook has launched Messenger Rooms, a dedicated virtual meeting platform to take on the likes of Zoom and Google Meet.

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

23 Apr 2020

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.

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

17 Apr 2020

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.

This Chrome extension lets you express yourself in virtual meetings

15 Apr 2020

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.

Hangouts Meet is now called 'Google Meet'

09 Apr 2020

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.