During the pandemic, Zoom has become the tool of choice for students, teachers, and professionals. However, its limitations in the free version gave rise to the appearance and proliferation of other options with more benefits.
One of them was Google Meets, whose platform had a better loading speed and did not limit the duration of its users’ calls. At least, until today.
Having proven its power and convenience, Google Meets is ready to monetize with a Premium version, limiting the options of its free users. However, this change does not come alone. It comes backed with various new features that make it attractive compared to other platforms on the market.
GOOGLE MEETS AND GOOGLE DUO
Before we talk about benefits, let’s clearly define what Google Meets is. If you are an Android user, you will surely remember something called “DUO”. The tool simulated much of what we’ve already seen in video calling apps like Facetime.
Recently, Google made the decision to merge Duo and Google Meet, to create an integrated experience with many more features.
The new “Google Meet” will have the basic features for free. They are between them:
- Scheduling and creating meetings.
- Virtual backgrounds.
- Automatic subtitles.
WHERE ARE THE SIMILARITIES WITH ZOOM?
Among the functions that Google Meet takes from Zoom, is the tool through which the administrator of the call can mute other users without their authorization. Google claims that it is due to a measure to maintain order and amenity in meetings where some participants forget to turn off their microphones porno français.
However, not everything is beneficial for users. Just like Zoom, they will start limiting their free users’ calls to 1 hour when more than two people are on it.
The new system will be designed for the room having passed the 60 minutes, giving a prior warning 5 minutes before. After that time has passed, the link will also stop working.
Luckily for lovers and recruiters, this limitation will not apply to meetings where only two participants join. In these cases, video calls can be made for up to 24 consecutive hours, without any interruption to the platform.
NEW COLLABORATIVE FEATURES
The compensation that Google Meet offers us in exchange for that limitation of time in collective meetings seems sufficient when you put it in the balance against its other benefits.
Collaborative functions between the members of a video call, such as the use of Spotify or YouTube collectively, are expected to be incorporated soon. Other tools will also be integrated, such as:
- Heads Up!
- One Mobile
The new Duo-Google Meets hybrid will also offer the possibility of integrating its Drive, Photos and Gmail application into meetings, with all the operational collaborative functions, in addition to a VPN available for Android and iOS.
To be sure, even with the bad news, this new Google experiment promises to dethrone Zoom with its new array of features. Do you think that soon Google Meet will be more used than any other video call application?