Google Meet


Google Meet is a video-communication service developed by Google. It is one of two apps that constitute the replacement for Google Hangouts, the other being Google Chat.


The app allows users to join pre-scheduled meetings from calendar events, choose a link, enter meeting code and even dial in from their phones if the invitation includes a phone number. Google Meet integrates with G Suite versions of Google Calendar and Gmail and shows the complete list of participants and scheduled meetings. It shows a "join" button for users to connect to the meeting and provides options to mute and turn off the video during the meeting.

Google Meet allows users to dial in phone numbers to access meetings, thus enabling users with slow or no internet connection to call in. However, dial-in numbers are only available to the G Suite enterprise edition customers.

Google meet

Google Meet: 4 steps to setting up Google's video chat app, free for using google meet.


Google's Meet video conferencing service is a Zoom competitor and is now free for everyone to use for personal video chats.

Google is making more moves into the video chatting space during the coronavirus pandemic, now providing its premium video conferencing service Google Meet free for consumers. Previously available only to organizations using G Suite, Meet is now open to everyone, in a move that puts Google in competition with rival video chat service Zoom

While Google Hangouts and Duo were previously available for casual video chatting, Meet allows up to 100 participants on a call at once, and includes features such as scheduling, screen sharing and real-time captioning. 

The free version of Google Meet requires you to create a free Google account. Video calls will have a 60-minute cap, but Google said it won't enforce that cap until after Sept. 30. 


Google also laid out a number of default privacy protections in place with Meet, including host controls (like the ability to admit or deny entry to a meeting, and mute or remove participants), complex meeting codes, and encryption in transit. This seems to be taking aim at Zoom, which saw a massive surge in users after the coronavirus lockdowns and quarantines started -- but has recently faced a number of security issues, including uninvited guests "Zoombombing" meetings. 

Google is far from the only tech company looking to scoop up some of Zoom's business -- Facebook, Skype and Microsoft have all recently released new free group video chat features and services. 

Meet started rolling out its free version earlier this month. You'll be able to use the video chat service on the web at meet.google.com and on mobile apps for iOS or Android. 

How to use Google Meet, free

To sign up for the free version of Google Meet, go to the Google Meet page. Enter your name, email, country, and primary use for Google Meet (personal, business, education, or government). Agree to Google's terms of service, and hit Submit. 

Once you sign up, here's how to use the free version of Google Meet: 

1. Go to meet.google.com (or, open the app on iOS or Android, or start a meeting from Google Calendar). 
2. Click Start new meeting, or enter your meeting code. 
3. Choose the Google account you want to use.
4. Click Join meeting. You'll have the ability to add others to your meeting, too.


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