The term was going to end today but it was decided to extend this benefit, free of charge, until March 31, 2021
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The free benefit of Google Meet was extended until March 31, 2021
“As a sign of our commitment, we will continue to offer unlimited calls, up to 24 hours, in the free version until March 2021 for Gmail accounts,” the company said in an official statement.
Until May, Meet had only been available as part of G Suite, a tool intended for businesses, organizations, and schools. In other words, to set up and organize a Google Meet session, you had to have a paid G Suite account, which in its basic version costs USD 4.20 per month and user; and reaches up to USD 25 per month and user in its Enterprise version.
But since that announcement in May, the videoconferencing tool began to be offered free of charge to hold meetings of up to 100 members without a time limit , something that in times of pandemic and where a large part of work and educational activities became virtual it became a very important benefit.
This Tuesday, Google decided to extend the term and allow access to unlimited calls, which is actually a maximum of 24 hours per call, for the free version of the service until March 31, 2021, as mentioned in the official blog . The only condition to use them is still having a Gmail email account.
Sound cancellation on the mobile version of Google Meet
The Google Meet video call service has added the noise cancellation function, which allows you to eliminate background noise during a video call, to its version for mobiles with Android and iOS operating systems.
This feature, which was already present in video calls from the desktop version, intelligently eliminates background noise while maintaining the user's voice, as Google reported in a statement.
Meet's noise cancellation for iOS and Android launched this week and will arrive gradually over the next three days for professional and educational users – G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education.
It should be noted that this feature will not be available to those with the free basic plan, G Suite Business small business users and non-profit accounts – G Suite for Nonprofits.
In addition, the function will be deactivated by default and users can activate it if they wish in the Google Meet call settings menu.
(With information from Portaltic)