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Google to limit meetings to 1 Hour on Free Google Meet Accounts

To go effective starting September 30

After allowing unlimited-length meetings to its Google Meet platform last April, Google is staying firm on its advisory that it will revert to limiting meetings on the free version of Google Meet to 60 minutes. Under the said advisory, anyone with a Google account can create unlimited video meetings with up to 100 people.

A Google spokesperson told the Verge that they “don’t have anything to communicate regarding changes to the promo and advanced features expiring,” and that they will let everyone know if there will be any changes.

Aside from ending Google Meet’s unlimited meetings, access to advanced features of GSuite like meetings with up to 250 participants, massive live streams with up to 100,000 participants, and the ability to save meeting recordings to Google Drive will be limited to the Enterprise version of GSuite, which costs $25/month(~Php 1.3k) per user.

Google Meet, along with other videoconferencing platforms, have been popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Zoom rising to the top—with a market capitalization value of almost $49 billion as of May 2020.

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