Google Meet users are currently still able to enjoy group video conferencing services for free with unlimited time, aka unlimited up to 24 hours.
Google still provides time for Google Meet users, previously Google informed that the free version is limited to 60 minutes in duration, this is a continuation of the news that the free version service is only until October 1, 2020.
Then Google extended the unlimited duration for the free version of the Google Meet service until the end of March 2021. Furthermore, as of April 1, 2021, the free use of the application will be limited to the first 60 minutes (1 hour).
This means, starting April 1, 2021, unsubscribed users can only make group video calls of one hour (60 minutes) duration per session, with a maximum of up to 100 participants.
Although the duration is limited, Google still does not impose a limit on the number of video conferencing sessions a free user can take in a day. In other words, free users can still make more video teleconferencing sessions if the duration runs out, a maximum of 24 times a day.
In addition, it should also be noted that the duration of one-on-one video teleconferencing or with a maximum of two participants, can still enjoy unlimited video calling services for up to 24 hours.
Previously, unlimited free usage began in April 2020, when Zoom so ended on September 30, 2020. However, Google extended its period to March 31, 2021.
Samir Pradhan, Group Product Manager of Google at that time argued that Google was looking forward to a limited holiday season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including gathering with family and friends. But now Google has no plans to extend its promotion. Therefore, Meet will return to normal, like before the pandemic.
Google has also discontinued various G Suite features, including for Education on September 30, 2020. Going forward, meetings with up to 250 participants, live streaming including up to 100,000 attendees in one domain, and the ability to save meeting recordings to Google Drive will no longer be available to free users. . If you refer to the previous custom, the service will pay US $ 25 (Rp.359 thousand) per month.