Google Meet Administer Group Video Call Time Duration Increased For Free Users

Google has imposed a 60-minute time allotment on group calls for free users. From now free Google meet users are not able to organize a meeting exceeding 60 minutes.

Due to Covid 19 pandemic Google meet was furnished  to all users to help them studying and working from home. It also challenge with its opponent like Zoom and Skype.

Google said that it wouldn’t enforce a 60-minute time limit on calls and the calls could run all day long until September 30th .

“At 55 minutes, everyone gets a notification that the call is about to end. To extend the call, the host can upgrade their Google account. Otherwise, the call will end at 60 minutes.”

Google meet criterion updated that video call with more than 3 participants will be only upto 60 minutes. And this criteria will not affect for individual users.

The google meet website declared that the users who desire to organize infinite group video call with more than 3 members  should update to the Google workshop individual charging at $9.99 per month.  If they subscribed to the monthly plan they can make calls for the whole day without any restrictions. At present this facility is now available only in 5 countries U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan.

Google Meet To Get Refreshed UI For Web In May

Google is reportedly planning to add the ability to replace the background with a video, which sounds interesting. The latest Google Meets function will be available in the coming weeks.

Users will also be able to customize and pin tiles to suit the needs of the meeting. Users may also resize, reposition, or mask their feed entirely on Google Meet. Google also announced that a Data Saver mode would be added and Meet to make it more network data accessible.

On Wednesday, April 22nd, Google announced the changes to Google Meet in a blog post. Google has introduced personalized video call backgrounds in an attempt to compete with Zoom. Users may select from a variety of images and videos, but it is unclear whether or not they will be able to add and use their own content for this purpose.

By adding a Data Saver mode for Meet, Google is also enhancing its network data use. In countries including India, Brazil, and Indonesia, this feature would help restrict data use on calls and save money on data costs.

In addition, Google Meet for Web can now analyze a user’s history during video calls. When a user is in a dark room, it can detect this and automatically raise the brightness to boost the user’s visibility during the call.

“Video background replacement can help you maintain privacy for what’s behind you while also making your video calls more fun. There will initially be three options to choose from: a classroom, a party and a forest, with more on the way soon,” the company said.

Improvements to the bottom bar of meetings, which consolidate all controls in one place, are one of the most beneficial adjustments. Chat, attachments, and the participants list are all moved to the bottom of the screen, giving you more room to see people and whatever is being presented during a call.

Google is also relocating the end call button away from the camera and microphone keys so that you don’t inadvertently mute instead of ending a call.