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Compare Google Meet features: free personal accounts vs G Suite accounts


Google Meet - Google's enterprise-grade video meetings - has been rapidly adding new features over the past 6 months, and there are more in the works. 

What can be confusing is that not all features are available to all accounts. G Suite for Business users have more features than free personal accounts, and you need G Suite for Enterprise to access all the bells and whistles. 

So how can you know what features you should have?  

If you are using a work or school account you can check online by signing in and opening this page.

If you have a personal account, or would like a simple chart comparing user features, see the table below.

Google Meet Features: Free vs G Suite accounts

Most recent update: This includes user features launched through October 2, 2020. 
Some features may still be rolling out, or may not be available on all devices.  Click here to find out what type of account you are signed into.

Time limits are not included for comparison, because currently all types of accounts have effectively unlimited meeting length. After March 2021, free accounts will be limited to 60 minute meetings.

Account type

Cost

Max #

Meet features

Free (Hangouts)Free10N/A
Free (Meet)Free10049-person grid
Background blur
Live captions in English
Jamboard integration
Present Chrome tab or screen
Cast to TV or smart display
G Suite Basic$6 user/mo100Above features, plus:
International dial-in phone numbers
Anonymous users can join
Low light mode (iOS)
G Suite Business$12 user/mo150Above features, plus:
Polls
Q&A
G Suite Essentials*$8 user/mo150Above features, plus:
Recording to Google Drive
G Suite Enterprise$25 user/mo250Above features, plus:
In-domain live streaming
Noise cancellation

*G Suite Essentials is a Meet-focused service, and does not include many other G Suite features.

Note: This table does not include G Suite for Education or G Suite for Nonprofits features. Visit the G Suite help center for more information.

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