PARIS, August 23 (Benin News/EP) –
The video call platform Google Meet will no longer offer group video calls lasting up to 24 hours on free personal accounts, which will now only be able to last 60 minutes.
The video call service, which was born as part of the paid solutions of G Suitestarted offering some of its paid features to all free Gmail account users in May 2020, coinciding with the pandemic.
At the time, the tool made it possible to group video calls for up to 24 hours as was possible until now with professional accounts or subscriptions to a paid plan.
However, in July last year, Google began limiting the activity of these free profiles and announced that they could no longer hold video conferences longer than 60 minutes with three or more participants. without determining a specific date for this change.
Today, the company told its userbase, via email, that starting this month, meetings with three or more participants will once again be subject to the one-hour limit for accounts. free.
In this notice, on the other hand, Google has informed that those who wish will still be able to organize individual meetings of a longer duration, up to 24 hours.
To avoid group video conferences lasting longer than 60 minutes, Google reminded those interested that they can upgrade to the Google One premium subscription, which offers enhanced meeting features with the following Google WorkspacePremium.
This payment method, available for accounts for personal use, extends video call duration to 24 hours. and also introduces more storage space in Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos, among other company services.
Its price is 9.99 euros per month and includes other benefits such as 2TB of storage, help from company experts, the ability to use company services. share it with up to five people or VPN for Android and iOS, among others.
It should be remembered that the Google Workspace Individual option, a subscription formula aimed at independent entrepreneurs to reach new customers, landed a few days ago in Spain, as well as in other European countries.