Google Meet extended functionality

Starting this week, Google will begin rolling out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, globally including:
  • Larger meetings for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100K viewers within domain
  • Record meetings to Google Drivе
These features are typically only available in the Enterprise and Enterprise for Education editions of G Suite and will be available to all customers until July 1, 2020. Google is committed to supporting your business during this challenging time, and is continuing to scale their infrastructure to support greater Hangouts Meet demand, ensuring streamlined, reliable access to the service throughout this period.

What do I need to do?

As these features are set to OFF by default, advanced Meet features will need to be enabled through the Admin console using the instructions outlined below:
  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Apps > G Suite > Settings for Google Hangouts
  2. Click Meet Settings
  3. Check the edit icon on the right side of the “Additional Services” box
  4. Scroll down and check the box that says “Let users place video and voice calls.”
  5. In the same screen, turn on other advanced settings for live streaming and meeting recording.
  6. Click Save