Any user will be able to connect to the Google Meet video conferencing service for free from May 2020. To connect, you just need a Gmail account.
Previously, only Google Business or Education account holders had access to Google Meet for which you had to pay. Google Meet now has about 100 million users, but their activity is unknown.
Google Meet will compete with Zoom and Skype services, where users can conduct video conferences almost for free, which is especially important in the self-isolation mode due to the coronavirus pandemic. Experts say that Google Meet may become a leader in this market in the near future thanks to the developed infrastructure of Google.
Google notes that, unlike similar services, Meet is a safe solution that does not allow people to be invited to the conference without an invitation, as well as anonymous users entering the dialogue. In addition, all records will be stored in encrypted form, which complicates the possibility of hacking by hackers, as well as leakage of this information.