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Google Meet hits 100 million downloads as work from home trend continues

Google Meet records a strong uptake as people begin to rely on digital tools to collaborate and communicate. Here’s a new update on Google Meet.

Coming soon to Google Meet: Customizable backgrounds, and lots more
Coming soon to Google Meet: Customizable backgrounds, and lots more (Google)

Google’s video conferencing platform ‘Google Meet’ has gone past 100 million downloads. The platform doubled the install base in just last 50 days, reports Android Police.

It is worth noting that Google Meet has been around for about three years. Launched in May 2017, Google Meet was aimed at enterprise users.

The platform, however, came into the limelight very recently as millions of people around the world started looking for digital tools to collaborate and communicate due to the Covid-19 lockdowns. The work from home trend has also led to the rise of platforms such as Zoom.

Google in the last two months doubled its focus on the Meet video conferencing platform. It began with making the platform free for all Gmail users. It has also integrated Meet with Gmail for all users.

Apart from Gmail interlinking, Meet has been updated with various features. Soon, users will be able to blur their background, just like Zoom. Other new features coming soon are Q&A, polling, and support for up to 49 participants.

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