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Access advanced Hangouts Meet features to help your domain stay connected

A recent email from Google’s G Suite Team -

Hello Administrator,

As more businesses are impacted by travel restrictions or are encouraging their employees to work from home in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive with G Suite.

We’re writing to let you know that we’ve rolled out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite customers globally, including:

These features (typically only available in the Enterprise edition of G Suite) will be available to all customers until July 1, 2020. We’re committed to supporting your business during this challenging time, and are continuing to scale our infrastructure to support greater Hangouts Meet demand, ensuring streamlined, reliable access to the service throughout this period.


If you currently have the G Suite Basic or Business edition, you will now be able to access the above advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities free of charge for your domain,, through July 1, 2020. These advanced Meet settings will be default OFF, so you must enable them in the Google Admin Console to allow your users to access them. After July 1, your domain will revert back to Basic or Business edition functionality for Hangouts Meet.