Google Meet: Four steps to establishing Google’s video chat app, free

Google Meet: 4 steps to setting up Google's video chat app, free


Google is making extra strikes into the video chatting area in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, now offering its premium video conferencing service Google Meet free for shoppers. Beforehand out there solely to organizations utilizing G Suite, Meet is now open to everybody, in a transfer that places Google in competitors with rival video chat service Zoom

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Whereas Google Hangouts and Duo had been beforehand out there for informal video chatting, Meet permits as much as 100 members on a name without delay, and contains options comparable to scheduling, display sharing and real-time captioning. 

Learn extra: Google Meet vs. Hangouts: What is the distinction?

The free model of Google Meet requires you to create a free Google account. Video calls can have a 60-minute cap, however Google mentioned it will not implement that cap till after Sept. 30. 

Google additionally laid out a lot of default privateness protections in place with Meet, together with host controls (like the flexibility to confess or deny entry to a gathering, and mute or take away members), advanced assembly codes and encryption in transit. This appears to be taking intention at Zoom, which noticed a large surge in customers after the coronavirus lockdowns and quarantines began — however has lately confronted a lot of safety points, together with uninvited company “Zoombombing” conferences. 

Google is much from the one tech firm seeking to scoop up a few of Zoom’s enterprise — Fb, Skype and Microsoft have all lately launched new free group video chat options and providers. 

Meet began rolling out its free model earlier this month. You’ll use the video chat service on the net at and on cellular apps for iOS or Android

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use Google Meet, free

To enroll in the free model of Google Meet, go to the Google Meet web page. Enter your identify, e mail, nation and first use for Google Meet (private, enterprise, training or authorities). Comply with Google’s phrases of service, and hit Submit

When you enroll, here is how one can use the free model of Google Meet: 

1. Go to (or, open the app on iOS or Android, or begin a gathering from Google Calendar). 

2. Click on Begin new assembly, or enter your assembly code. 

3. Select the Google account you wish to use.

4. Click on Be a part of assembly. You will have the flexibility so as to add others to your assembly, too. 

And that is it! Blissful video chatting.

For extra assist in your video chats, take a look at how one can make video conferences much less bizarre, suggestions for how one can use Zoom like a professional, how one can look and sound nice on-line together with your webcam and how one can flip your telephone right into a webcam.

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