Global lockdown is leading to change sin communications for both work and leisure. Chief amongst them is the explosion in the use of video conferencing software.
Whether its WhatsApp, Zoom, or Google Meet the user base has increased dramatically over the past 2 months.
Google have reported that their user base is increasing by more than 2 million per day, a growth rate unprecedented even for Google.
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said last week that the service racked up 2 billion minutes of video calls during March and was growing 60% day over day. He said daily usage is 25 times higher than it was in January.
Last month, Google began offering Meet’s premium features for free to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, the company’s software line for schools. The high-end add-ons include the ability to hold larger meetings, with 250 participants, and to record and save meetings. The features will remain free until the end of September.