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Google Meet for Web Apps

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.5
  • (78)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Dinkar Kamat
Dinkar KamatUpdated a year ago

Free video conferencing web app

Video conferencing has become a crucial aspect of the corporate world. This enables businesses and organizations to bring people together, no matter where they are in the world. This is why we see the emergence of programs such as Google Meet, a business-focused video conferencing platform from Google. It replaces Google Duo and Hangouts, offering slightly different functionality for more experienced consumers.

What is Google Meet?

Google Meet is the official Google app that used to be a paid service. Users would need to pay for a subscription to access the enterprise functionality that the app provides; however, after being dominated by Zoom Meetings, Google unlocked all of the premium features for free, leaping into fame. Now, the software is free for anyone to use, but it comes with a catch.  

The length of the conference is only up to 1 hour, with 100 participants. However, if you are a GSuite customer, those thresholds would be slightly higher. You will hold the meeting for up to 300 hours and invite up to 150 people. You may also make use of other company functions, such as international and local call-ins and 24/7 customer service.

Take note that even the free version requires a Google account. The web app allows you to create a Google account and create a meeting. As for mobile users, the Google Meet app is required for them to use it. Upon launch, you can press the New Meeting button to start your session. This will automatically create a link that can be shared with the other participants to join.

What can you do with Google Meet?

You should press the Join Meeting button on the app and enter the meeting code. You can also via the link provided, which will immediately open the app and take you to the meeting room. Apart from business-grade features, Google Meet also comes with the simple features that most video chatting applications also provide.

It comes with screen sharing, helping you to present papers, slides, and more on your phone calls. To make sure you don't forget any of the calls, you should record the whole call and upload it to your Google Drive. Google Meet is powered by Google's speech-to-text technology. You will experience live, real-time captions with this.

The platform is stable and has very few performance problems. Its interface is slick and provides access to in-call functionality easily. Be wary though that using it requires a lot of data, especially important if you're using it for online courses and other personal purposes. As with other Google applications, you can be confident that the app is extremely safe, including video protection and counter-abusive measures.

Tried and true conferencing app

Overall, Google Meet is a secure video conferencing software for both enterprise and personal use. It is a versatile and simple tool with all the functionality you would like for web conferencing. It works as part of an interconnected package of applications, but as a stand-alone solution, it gets the job done. It's a sound option if you're looking for a lightweight tool that's easy to get on board with.

PROS

  • Integrated with G Suite applications
  • Gather 100+ participants in one call
  • Intuitive graphical user interface

CONS

  • Limited to 1 hour conferences
  • Basic conferencing tools

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Google Meet for Web Apps

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.5
  • (78)
  • Security Status

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