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Google’s Zoom rival Meet is now free for everyone

Updated: May 5


Video conferencing is one among the trends of 2020, and it’s all due to the first trend of the year, the novel coronavirus pandemic. Billions of individuals are practicing some kind of social distancing immediately , which involves using video chat apps quite ever. Those lucky enough to be ready to work or study from home need to believe video chat apps for work purposes. and everybody else uses an equivalent apps to remain in-tuned with their friends and family now that face-to-face meetings aren’t possible.


Ever since the planet went into lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19, business meetings, classrooms, and friendly hangouts have moved online. Zoom has emerged because the winner among a number of video conferencing apps, with its userbase ballooning over 300 million. Google has been pushing to urge its video conferencing tool,Google Meet, within the limelight by constantly adding new features over the past few days. But, it's now decided to travel after Zoom with full-force by making Google Meet liberal to use for everybody .

Google Meet is currently rolling bent everyone and will reach you over the approaching weeks. Google Meet are going to be available in May to anyone with a Gmail address, he said. The mount are going to be progressive, so you ought to start seeing a Meet tab inside Gmail soon — it’s already there if you’re a paying G Suite subscriber. All you've got to try to to to access it's to make a Gmail address if you don’t have already got one.

Google’s vice chairman Javier Soltero said said that Meet’s peak daily usage increased by 30x since January, with the app hosting 3 billion minutes of video meetings and adding 3 million new users a day . As of last week, Meet’s daily meeting participants surpassed 100 million, the report says.

The exec reminded users that Meet is built with strong security protections in place, a clear hit at Zoom and other competing products:


  • We provide a robust set of host controls like the power to admit or deny entry to a gathering , and mute or remove participants, if needed.


  • We don't allow anonymous users (i.e., without a Google Account) to hitch meetings created by individual accounts.


  • Meet meeting codes are complex by default and thus resilient to brute-force “guessing.”


  • Meet video meetings are encrypted in transit, and every one recordings stored in Google Drive are encrypted in transit and at rest.


  • We don’t require plugins to use Meet on the online . It works entirely in Chrome and other modern browsers, so it’s less susceptible to security threats.


  • On mobile, we've dedicated Google Meet apps within the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


  • Meet users can enroll their account in Google’s Advanced Protection Program—our strongest protections available against phishing and account hijacking.


  • Google Cloud undergoes regular rigorous security and privacy audits for all its services. Our global compliance certifications can help support regulatory requirements like GDPR and HIPAA, also as COPPA and FERPA for education.


  • Your Meet data isn't used for advertising, and that we don’t sell your data to 3rd parties.

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