Google Meet has enjoyed significant growth during the coronavirus outbreak, but it still trails Zoom. In an attempt to realize a number of Zoom’s users, Google has announced Meet is now available free of charge and to everyone.
Google Meet is baked into the company’s G Suite service and is concentrated on education and enterprise users. During the pandemic, Meet’s userbase has increased to over 100 million (a 30x growth). Google wants to travel to a subsequent stage and reach more people.
With the free version, Google says it’ll be unrolled to users piecemeal to make sure stability.
“It’s important that everybody who uses Meet features a secure and reliable experience from the beginning, so beginning next week, we’ll be gradually expanding its availability to more and more people over the subsequent weeks.”
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the communication market has become one among the most well-liked in tech. All major players have seen their service enjoy significant increases, like Microsoft Teams and Slack. On the video side of the communication, Zoom has enjoyed more growth than rivals, leaving the likes of Microsoft, Google, and Facebook playing catch up.
We have seen how Microsoft pointed to Skype as a Zoom alternative, and Facebook as recently launched Messenger Rooms.
There are two things worth noting. Firstly, albeit Zoom has outpaced Microsoft, Facebook, and Google in video communication, those tech giants have still seen their own platforms grow during a COVID-19 world. Secondly, I could make an honest case for saying Skype, Messenger Rooms, and Google Meet are better tools than Zoom.
Zoom’s success was like lightning in a bottle moments where the corporate was simply within the right place at the proper time. Since the COVID-19 outbreak took hold, Zoom’s daily users have increased from 10 million to over 300 million.
Since that meteoric rise, the corporate has faced numerous problems. such a lot so, Zoom’s CEO admitted the corporate was simply not prepared to become so popular.