Google announces free video conferencing app

Tech giant, Google on Wednesday announced ‘Google Meet, a premium video-conferencing solution, free for its users.

Google Meet is an app used for video conferencing, which had become the order of the day during the lockdown.

Mr. Javier Soltero, Vice President, (G Suite), said from early May, anyone with an email address could sign up for Meet and enjoy the same features available to G Suite’s business and education users.

Soltero said the features included scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to individual preference, including the expanded tiled view

He added that the new feature would be available for both iOS and Android users via

According to him, the company has invested years in making Meet a secure and reliable video conferencing solution that is trusted by schools, governments, and enterprises around the world.

The VP said using the new Meet experience would require a free G-mail account, which only took a minute to create, using work or personal email address.

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