Move over Zoom – Live & Hangouts
Online video conferencing has been around a lot longer than I imagined, but found through Goggle the idea dates back to the 1800 century
But since it was extremely expensive, but since Zoom has become so popular, Google decided to offer their premium video meetings, is now free for everyone.
Having re-engineered their service they also built it for secure business meetings, now are promoting Google Meet as the new alternative to other video conferencing services
Quoting users will be able to host meetings with up to 1oo people on a single meeting
Which is generous of them, but new users might feel uncomfortable with that many others
I feel it would make meetings impractical and cumbersome
As yet I have not noticed anyone jumping at this unexpected opportunity, those who made use of Hangouts maybe the first to use this system, as they are already used to a number of other users being present within the Hangout
The new “Meet” video meeting will also have the record feature as Hangout did, but also include text comments
Other people who may be looking at “Meet” video conferencing, could be entrepreneurs and small business and website owners
Looking to reach more people and increase their online presence
“Meet” could also provide a useful educational platform, during this present virus situation
Google said it may limit the time length to 60 minutes later on in July, but at the moment they seem to be offering unlimited time
We will have to wait and see how well this works out, judged by the number of new users and just how many meetings are produced
What do IBO members think, would “Meet” be something they would be interested in?
If so, what use would they put it too?