Google has announced that all G Suite users will be able to use Hangouts Meet premium features at no additional cost until July 1, 2020. This is part of Google’s effort to help employees, educators, and students stay connected and productive with G Suite as more of them work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19.
The advanced features include:
- Larger meetings for up to 250 participants per call
- Live streaming for up to 100K viewers within domain
- Record meetings to Google Drive
These features are typically only available in the Enterprise and Enterprise for Education editions of G Suite. For G Suite Basic, Business, and Nonprofit customers, these advanced features will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, or group level.
For G Suite for Education customers, these advanced features will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, or group level. For G Suite Enterprise and Enterprise for Education customers, these features are already available in your domain and will continue to respect your current settings.
Free access to advanced features will begin rolling out this week and should be available to all G Suite customers within 2-3 weeks.