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Google Extends Meet Free Unlimited Video Conferencing Until End of March 2021

Recently, we reminded that the grace period for users of the free version of Google Meet, during which it was possible to communicate in conferences of unlimited duration, will end on September 30. After September 30, the standard restrictions for free use should have come into force – the duration of conferences no more than 60 minutes.

However, given the current situation in the world, Google decided to postpone the entry into force of this restriction. Users of the free version of the service will continue to be able to participate in unlimited conferences (up to 24 hours long) until March 2021. According to Google, the upcoming holiday season heralds a reduction in travel. Therefore, important events such as family meetings, holidays, weddings and beyond will be achievable for many through video conferencing.

“We want to continue helping those who rely on Meet to stay connected in the coming months,” Google Meet Product Group Manager Samir Pradhan said in a blog post.

Videoconferencing up to 24 hours will be available for Gmail account holders until March 31, 2021.

We add, September 30 also ends the grace period for G Suite and G Suite for Education users, during which they could use the advanced features of Google Meet for free, including holding conferences for up to 250 participants and recording video conferences in Google Drive. In this case, free access will not be extended.

Source: The verge

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