Google Meet video calls now allow you to view up to 49 participants on a single screen
Video conferencing platform Google Meet is all set to get some Zoom-like features soon. These new features in Google Meet include 49 participants in one video call for free/non-enterprise users, customisable backgrounds, 100-people video calls for Google Nest users and a number of additions from rivals, including 'raise hand', polling and better moderator controls. On this note, here's looking at the highlight of everything that's coming new to Google Meet.
The addition of more participants in a free Google Meet call can go a long way in letting Google take on Zoom with greater might. Now, Google will allow up to 49 participants at once in a video call through Meet. This is significant, as right now, Meet only allows up to 16 participants in one call. Because of this, Meet was so far rather behind Zoom in terms of free video conferencing ability. This would have a lesser impact on enterprise users, since Google already lets G Suite and G Suite for Education customers to host meetings via Meet with up to 250 participants, and live stream to up to 100,000 people within a single domain organisation.