Starting from September 30th, Google Meet will impose a 60 minutes time limit on all free meetings. Google had also announced this back in April. Thus, the restriction was already in place except it wasn’t being enforced till now.
Google has not specified the type of restrictions that might come with this update but it is likely to work like that of Zoom, wherein, as soon as a meeting hits the 60 minutes limit, users can simply create another meeting and join that with the same participants. As Zoom offers a 40 minutes time window – lesser than what Google will offer – Google Meet will turn up as the superior option among the two.
It is surprising to see that Google is not offering an extension on the unlimited length calls, given that the pandemic doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In a statement to The Verge, Google essentially confirmed no extension is coming.
We don’t have anything to communicate regarding changes to the promo and advanced features expiring. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know.