What's new in Google Meet

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Learn about the new features and enhancements available in Meet.

Advanced features free through Sept. 30, 2020


Through September 30, 2020, G Suite customers have free access to advanced Google Meet video conference features, such as larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming, and recording. After September 30, Google Meet feature availability will be determined by the customer's G Suite license agreement. Recorded meetings, however, will stay in the respective owner’s Drive.

Learn more about Meet security
Meet's security controls are turned on by default, so in most cases you don't need to take extra steps to ensure the right protections are in place. Learn more about Google Meet security & privacy for administrators and how Google Meet keeps your video conferences protected.

June 2020

Filter out noise in video meetings
To help limit interruptions to your meeting, Meet can now filter out background noise such as keyboard typing, doors opening and closing, and construction outside your window. Cloud-based AI is used to remove noise from your audio input while still letting your voice through. Learn more about Noise cancellation.
Meet in Gmail for Mobile

We will soon be introducing a dedicated Meet tab in the Gmail iOS and Android mobile apps. Participants will be able to join secure video meetings directly in Gmail without needing to open another app on their phone. Learn more about Meet in Gmail for Mobile.

Improvements to tiled layouts

When you choose a layout, it is automatically saved as your preferred layout. This means it will be automatically applied to future meetings unless you change it. Learn how to set your layout preference.

Saved layout preferences

When you choose a layout, it is automatically saved as your preferred layout. This means it will be automatically applied to future meetings unless you change it. Learn how to set your layout preference.

May 2020

G Suite Essentials

G Suite Essentials is the simplest way for teams to work together and stay connected in the cloud. With a G Suite Essentials account, you can have a secure, integrated workspace that includes Meet video conferencing, Drive file storage, and collaborative Docs built in. Learn more about G Suite Essentials.

Hide or show Meet in Gmail

You can now control whether Meet appears in your Gmail sidebar. Learn more about showing or hiding Google Meet in Gmail.

Meet premium video meetings—free for everyone

We are making Meet, our premium video conferencing product, free for everyone. Meet is a secure and reliable video conferencing solution that’s trusted by schools, governments and enterprises. Anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and enjoy many of the same features available to our business and education users, such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view. Learn more about Google Meet premium video meetings.

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April 2020

Tiled layout for larger calls

See and be seen in larger video meetings with a grid layout

How to use it: Team meetings, celebrations, virtual classrooms, or any other large meetings that require you to see and connect with multiple participants at once.

Learn more at See up to 16 Google Meet participants at once with tiled layout.

Meet in Gmail for web

Create and join meetings from Gmail on the web

How to use it: Save time and keep your place without switching between meetings and your inbox—join and start meetings directly from Gmail (web only).

Learn more at Start or join a Google Meet video meeting directly from Gmail.

Present high-quality video and audio in Meet

Share full-motion videos to enhance presentations

How to use it: Present high-quality, full-motion videos (up to 30 fps) during a meeting.

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Low-light mode on mobile devices

Automatically adjust video in low-light conditions (mobile only)

How to use it: When you’re calling in from your mobile device, low-light mode updates video quality so you can engage confidently from wherever you are.

Learn more at Video conference anywhere with low-light mode for Google Meet on mobile.

March 2020

New controls for education accounts

2019

December 2019: Support for Internet Explorer 11
October 25, 2019: Increased participant limits
  • If you have a G Suite Enterprise edition, you can now host meetings with up to 250 participants.
  • There are increased participant limits for all other G Suite editions. New maximum participant limits: G Suite Enterprise (250), G Suite Business (150), and G Suite Basic (100).
October 22, 2019: International dial-in numbers available in more editions
  • International Google Meet dial-in phone numbers for G Suite Enterprise customers is now extended to new meetings organized by G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite Basic customers.


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