Initially, Google Meet Video conferencing service was only limited to its enterprise and education customers via G-suite. But now the company says anybody with a normal Google account can now create a free meeting in Google Meet. The google Meet allows up to 100 people and lasts any amount of time.
That Google account requirement is a little disappointing. But it’s all for a security purpose. Like in zoom people won’t be able to click a link and join the online meetings. Meet seems prepared about security issues so that meetings can be controlled by their hosts.
They also added security measures like people not explicitly added to a meeting via a calendar invite will automatically enter into a green room. Later they will be approved by the host. The free version of Google meets also will not offers any landline-dial in numbers for meetings.
Lastly, Meet is also getting integrated into Gmail. This is both for G Suite versions and regular consumer Gmail addresses.