Google has finally imposed a time limit for group video calls. The decision to put the time limit was taken last year and would have been imposed by September 2020. However, to give a tough competition to rival Zoom, Skype, and all other popular video conferencing platforms, Google Meet had extended this deadline to June 2021.
It stated that “calls with 3 or more participants” will be limited to 60 minutes. And at 55 minutes the users will get a notification showing that “their call is about to end.” However, it was also said that one-on-one calls would still be free for up to 24 hours which is applicable to free and enterprise accounts.
To keep a group video call from disconnecting, one must upgrade his/her google account for $7.99 (around Rs 740) per month for Workspace Individual tier. However, this facility is only available in just five countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan.