Google has removed the group video calling feature from the multimedia messaging f hangout, giving a big blow to its users. You will no longer be able to make group video calling with Google Hangouts. Google is redirecting its hangout users to its other video calling app, Google Meet. Let us know that in 2013, Google launched the cross-platform messaging app Hangouts.
Google is now preparing to replace the hangout with Google Meet and this new update is a part of that. As soon as the 36.0.340725045 version of the Google Hangout app is opened, users will see “Video calls in Hangouts now use Google Meet. That gives you live captions, screen sharing, and more.” The message is being received, though those who have not updated their app can still do group video calling.
With Google Meet video call, currently only 10 people can call for free, while 25 people can join video calling under paid service. Explain that Google’s competitor Microsoft has recently given the facility of video calling to the users of their Teams for free all day. Microsoft Teams users can now make free video and audio calls throughout the day. Under the new facility, 300 users can hold 24 hours of simultaneous meetings in Teams.
The company has started rolling out the feature today and it will be available for all Workspace customers except Workspace Business Starter, G Suite Basic customers and personal Google Accounts.
Recently, Google started rolling out its noise cancellation functionality in Google Meet on both Android and iOS. However, everyone will not be able to use this feature as the company has rolled out the feature for only G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers only. This is the same feature which the company rolled out in June for the web version.