Project Description

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As more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, Google wants to help them stay connected and productive with G Suite.

All G Suite customers can use Hangouts Meet today for easy-to-join video calls, but Google will soon enable free access to more advanced features, including:

  • Larger meetings for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100K viewers within domain
  • Record meetings to Google Drive

These features are typically only available in the Enterprise and Enterprise for Education editions of G Suite, but they’ll be available to all G Suite editions at no additional cost until July 1, 2020.

Getting started

  • Admins:¬†If you haven‚Äôt yet done so,¬†enable Meet video calling¬†for your organization. You can then turn on¬†live streaming¬†and¬†recording.
    • G Suite Basic, Business, and Nonprofit customers:¬†These advanced features will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, or group level.
    • G Suite for Education customers:¬†These advanced features will be OFF by default and can be enabled at the domain, OU, or group level. See Google‚Äôs FAQ in the Help Center for additional education-specific considerations¬†when enabling Meet and these features.
    • G Suite Enterprise and Enterprise for Education customers:¬†These features are already available in your domain and will continue to respect your current settings.
  • End users:¬†Once enabled in the Admin console, end users can live stream and record meetings. Visit the Help Center to learn more about how to¬†live stream¬†and¬†record a meeting.

Rollout pace

  • Rapid and Scheduled Release domains: Free access to advanced features will begin rolling out this week and should be available to all G Suite customers within 2‚Äď3 weeks.

Availability

  • Available to all G Suite customers