Google Meet premium HD video conference will be available for free to everyone starting in May 2020

Google Meet premium HD video conference will be available for free to everyone starting in May 2020

Google Meet premium HD video conference will be available for free to everyone starting in May 2020 Google Meet premium video conferencing is now free for everyone! Google Meet is secure and easy to use. The video quality is exceptional. Meet can be used by businesses, governments, and schools. Google Meet is constantly being updated, and one recent change I've noticed is you can now view 16 people at one time.

Starting in early May, anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and enjoy many of the same features available to our business and education users. Features such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view. In this "first-look" video at Google Meet, we take Meet on a test drive to see how easy it is to use and test the video quality and features of Meet.

Covered in this video are Meet features:

  1. Close captions that are very accurate. Google Meet includes live captions powered by Google’s speech recognition technology
  2. Share a Tab in Chrome
  3. Share an application (Excel spreadsheet)
  4. Show camera settings. HD and SD were both available. HD was the default.
  5. Microphone setting

Google's Blog post about Meet

https://blog.google/products/meet/bringing-google-meet-to-more-people

Frequently Asked Questions about Google Meet - FAQ

How will I know when I can use Google Meet?

Answer: You can sign up here on Google's webpage to be notificed when you have Google Meet rolled out to you.

Google Meet - Notify Me Form - Chris Menard

Will I be able to start a Google Meet meeting from Gmail?

Answer: Yes, once you have Google Meet. It will appear in your Gmail on the left pane.

Google Meet - start a meeting from Gmail by Chris Menard

Will I have to download an app or program to use Google Meet?

Answer: No for computers! Google Meet doesn't require plugins to use Meet on the web. It works entirely in Chrome and other modern browsers, so it’s less vulnerable to security threats. On mobile, we have dedicated Google Meet apps in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Using my free Google Meet account, how long can I host a meeting and how many people can attend?

Answer: With your free Gmail account, you can have 100 people attend your Google Meet and the meeting time is unlimited. On September 30, 2020, the time limit will change to 60 minutes per meeting.

Other YouTube videos on Google Meet, Gmail, and Calendar

 

 

Chris Menard

Chris is a Microsoft Office Master. He trains corporate clients in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. Menard is a speaker for the Georgia Society of CPAs and a senior lecturer at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Menard's YouTube channel has over 600 technology videos. Chris works full-time as a Training Specialist for a global law firm. His office is in midtown, Atlanta.

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