Welcome to our ultimate blog post, where we will delve into the world of Google Meet features across different Google Workspace editions, with a specific focus on Google Meet recording and the all-important time limit.
Whether you’re a business professional, educator, or simply looking to stay connected, having a clear understanding of the differences in Google Meet functionalities, including the Google Meet time limit, is essential to making the right choice for your specific needs. Discover unique features in each edition, empowering informed decisions for your virtual communication and collaboration needs. Let’s begin!
Google Meet Features in Four Editions
1. Business Editions
Google Meet offers three editions for businesses with 1-300 users: Business Starter, Business Standard, and Business Plus. Below you will find a table that highlights the features of each plan separately:
|Maximum Meeting Length||24 hours||24 hours||24 hours|
|Maximum Meeting Length||100||150||500|
|Presentations & Sharing||✔||✔||✔|
|App for Android & iOS||✔||✔||✔|
|Dial-In (U.S. & International)||✔||✔||✔|
|Add Meet to Outlook||✔||✔||✔|
|Record & Save Meetings||✔||✔|
|Save Meetings to Drive||✔||✔|
2. Education Editions
Google Meet provides different editions for educational institutions: Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Education Plus.
Formerly known as G Suite for Education, this free edition offers essential tools for educational institutions, including video conferencing with up to 100 participants, secure classroom collaboration, and integration with other Google Workspace apps.
|Feature||Fundamentals||Standard||Learning Upgrade||Education Plus|
|In-domain YouTube livestreaming||–||–||Up to 10,000||Up to 100,000|
|Q&A and polls during livestreams||–||–||✔||✔|
|Closed Captioning, viewer initiated||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Live translated captions||–||–||✔||✔|
|Recordings saved to Drive||–||–||✔||✔|
|Polls and Q&A||✔||✔||✔||✔|
ii) Education Standard
Building upon the Education Fundamentals, this paid edition extends meeting capacity to 250 participants, provides attendance tracking and recording, and offers enhanced security controls to ensure a safe learning environment.
iii) Learning Upgrade
Designed to complement Education Fundamentals, this upgrade includes features like originality reports, advanced quizzes, and the ability to integrate external tools, enhancing the teaching and learning experience.
iv) Education Plus
The most comprehensive offering, Education Plus, expands meeting capacity to 300 participants, adds enhanced security features like advanced mobile device management, and provides additional analytics and communication options for educational institutions.
3. Enterprise Editions
For larger organizations, Google Meet offers Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus editions.
|Features||Enterprise Standard||Enterprise Plus|
|Maximum meeting length||24 hours||24 hours|
|Maximum number of participants||500||1,000|
|Presentations and screen sharing||✔||✔|
|App for Android and iOS||✔||✔|
|Record meetings & save them to Drive||✔||✔|
|Trusted domain live streaming||10k||100k|
|Add Meet video to Microsoft Outlook||✔||✔|
|Add co-hosts to meetings||✔||✔|
|Control Slides presentations||✔||✔|
|Transcribe meetings & save them to Drive||✔||✔|
|Client-side encryption for audio and video||–||✔|
i) Enterprise Standard
Catering to larger organizations, this edition supports up to 500 participants per meeting, offers noise cancellation, breakout rooms, and advanced meeting moderation controls, along with 24/7 customer support.
ii) Enterprise Plus
The most feature-rich option, Enterprise Plus, accommodates up to 1,000 participants in a meeting and includes intelligent live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers, advanced security features like data loss prevention, and access to Google Workspace’s full suite of productivity and collaboration tools.
4. Essentials Editions
Google Meet offers Essentials Starter, Essentials, Enterprise Essentials, and Enterprise Essentials Plus editions for businesses with essential needs.
i) Essentials Starter
Google Meet’s Essentials Starter Edition is designed for businesses with basic requirements, offering core features for efficient virtual meetings and collaboration.
ii) Essentials Edition
The Essentials edition builds upon the Starter version with additional functionalities, providing a more comprehensive solution for businesses seeking enhanced communication and productivity tools.
|Maximum meeting length||60 minutes||24 hours||24 hours||24 hours|
|Maximum number of participants||100||100||250||1,000|
|Presentations and screen sharing||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|App for Android and iOS||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Add Meet video to Microsoft Outlook||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Works with Meet room hardware||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Record meetings & save them to Drive||✔||✔||✔|
|Add co-hosts to meetings||✔||✔||✔|
|Control Slides presentations||✔||✔||✔|
|Trusted domain live streaming||100k|
|Transcribe meetings & save them to Drive||✔|
|Client-side encryption for audio and video||✔|
iii) Enterprise Essentials
The Enterprise Essentials edition of Google Meet caters to larger organizations, offering advanced features, security measures, and administrative controls for seamless and secure communication across teams.
iv) Essentials Plus
For businesses requiring the highest level of capabilities, the Enterprise Essentials Plus edition extends the offerings with even more robust features, ensuring a powerful and scalable collaboration platform.
From recording to time limits, each edition offers unique capabilities. Whether you’re a professional, educator, or individual, informed decisions are essential. Choose the right edition for optimized virtual collaboration. Embrace Google Meet and Workspace, stay connected, and thrive in the digital world!