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Google makes enterprise videoconferencing service Meet free for all users

Google announced on April 29 that it will make its enterprise videoconferencing service Google Meet free for all users around the world. The service was previously only available to G Suite subscribers, a limitation the company has lifted as the COVID-19 pandemic forces more people to work from home. This comes as daily call participants on Zoom, a direct competitor of services like Meet, hit 300 million, thirty times its daily active user base in December. To avoid overwhelming Google's servers, the company said it will roll out availability in phases, and users can register to be notified when they will be able to sign on for free here. Accessing the service will require a Google account. 30x growth on Meet Although Google Meet calls can only be initiated by G Suite users, the company said that it had seen…

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