To tap the ongoing crisis during the lockdown, Google will make its video conferencing platform, Meet, free for everyone.
Earlier, the platform was available only for enterprise and education customers.
The US-based tech giant, Google’s ‘Meet’ will allow meetings with up to 100 people and with no cut off time for meetings. Anyone can access the Goggle Meet with an account.
However, after September 30 Google will restrict the users to an hour.
With the coronavirus lockdowns in place in regions across the globe, Zoom has become the video conferencing tool of choice for users. It has seen its usage climb thirty-fold compared to last December.
However, there are concerns about the safety features of the app. In contrast, Google has placed its platform as a beacon of safety and security.
Google Meet is adding 3 million new users each day.
Users attempting to enter a meeting will only be allowed if the host approves.
The search engine giant said the app is available on website as well as through mobile apps on iOS and Android.
Last month, Google announced the free usage of Hangout Meet app till July 1.