Google is capping Meet’s formerly unlimited group video calls to an hour for free accounts

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Google has brought an end to its effectively “unlimited” group video calls in Meet for free Gmail accounts, according to support pages spotted by 9to5Google. Now users with free accounts logging on to Meet will have group calls capped at an hour rather than the previous 24-hour meeting duration.

Google’s unlimited group meeting offer was helpful because so many traditionally in-person functions moved online due to COVID-19. Not having to worry about a call cutting out or creating new meeting links meant you could leave your video call on during long family get-togethers.

Meet was opened up to non-enterprise users in April last year to better compete with Zoom, and at the time Google promised to keep…

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