Google One Premium Subscribers Can Now Host Extremely Long Online Family Gatherings
Although most of Google’s apps are free – and thanks to Google for that – Big G offers premium features for businesses and people inclined to donate a specific amount of their budget to the tech giant each month or year. This set of tools is known as Google Workspace for businesses and Google One for regular consumers. And now, probably as an even bigger incentive to subscribe or upgrade to Google One’s more expensive tiers – Premium 2TB and up – Big G has announced that it will start rolling out some of Google Workspace’s exclusive features to its Google One Premium plans. The first Google Workspace feature that Big G has decided to offer Google One Premium subscribers is the ability to make 24-hour group video calls with Google Meet. This should now be available to customers residing in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Australia who have subscribed to Google One Premium 2TB or higher.
Now you are probably wondering: what is this feature for? Who would have 24-hour meetings? Well, according to Google, this feature is “ideal for virtual movie nights and socially distanced gatherings.” So while you probably won’t be hosting a 24-hour online gathering, you can rest assured that your online event won’t be interrupted due to a time limit. Currently, Google Meet meetings are limited to 60 minutes.
In his blog post, Big G also said Premium subscribers can now use Google Meet’s noise filtering option, so no more dog barking and building noise. Previously, this feature was also a Google Workspace exclusive. Since with the Premium tier of Google One you get at least 2TB of storage space, you should also have enough space to keep your gatherings on Google Drive and revisit them whenever you want. So, after all, hosting an event online using Google Meet might not be such a bad idea.
As for what it will cost you to use the Google One Premium plan, its price is $10 per month or $100 per year. With the Premium plan, you also get a few extra features, like a Google VPN for Android and iOS and 10% cash back on purchases made on the Google Store. If 2TB isn’t enough for you, you can upgrade to Google One 5TB, 10TB, 20TB, or 30TB plans, which cost $25, $50, $100, and $150 per month or $250, $600, $1,200 and $1,800 per year. respectively.