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Unlimited Meet video call length extended for free personal accounts through June 2021 (UPDATED)

Google announced today that free personal account users can continue to host Meet video conferences up to 24 hours long through June 2021.

Update June 2021: One-to-one Meet video calls will continue to have the 24 hour time limit. Group Meet video calls are restricted to 60 minutes in countries where Google Workspace Individual is available (as of December 2021 that's Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico and the US). Google Workspace Individual is a paid subscription with advanced Meet, Calendar and Gmail features. In countries where Google Workspace Individual has not launched yet, group Meet calls will continue to have a 24 hour limit.  

Google Meet video calls were made available to free personal accounts in April 2020. Free accounts have fewer features than business or education accounts, including meeting length limited to 60 minutes. However, to help people who were socializing, working, or learning from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, premium features were made available through September. 

In September, Google announced free accounts would be able to continue hosting "unlimited" (up to 24 hour) video meetings through March. 

And here we are in March, the pandemic is ongoing, and Google has extended that deadline yet again. 

There should be more information in June about what will happen when the meeting length is limited to 60 minutes. 

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