As we have already said on numerous occasions, the applications, tools and devices for make video calls and video conferences they have become the maximum exponent of this isolation. And is that due to the enormous and still growing offer available, many companies have chosen to offer their premium services completely free of charge and without limitations.
This has been the case with Google Meet, the voice and video calling service of the American giant, which has just announced that its application will be available to all users starting next Monday, May 4, allowing full use of its functions, among which stand out unlimited time for calls, and the maximum number of seats increased to 100 participants. But that is not all. Other advanced features such as screen sharing, real-time capturing or expanded view will also be available.
In addition, and in clear differentiation with other available applications, Google itself has wanted to highlight your strengths in the field of security:
Google Meet offers a set of controls to the hosts of each video call, such as the ability to admit or deny entry to a meeting and to mute or remove participants, if necessary.
The app does not allow anonymous users to join meetings created by individual accounts.
Goolge Meet meeting codes are complex by default and therefore resistant to brute force attack attempts.
Video meetings and recordings stored on Google Drive are encrypted in transit and at rest.
Your Google Meet data will not be used for advertising or sold to third parties.
On the other hand, also note that Google Meet does not will require no additional plugin, so we can use it from any device and web browser. Although we will also have its relevant applications adapted for mobile phones, available through the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.
However, it is a temporary offer that will be extended until the end of September, so once completed, from October 1, those users who want to continue enjoying all the functions of this video call application, must purchase a Google Suite account. However, Google Meet will continue to offer a part of its service for free, with a limited version with calls of up to 60 minutes.