Google Duo and Google Meet host one trillion minutes of video calls

Google Duo and Google Meet have hosted over one trillion minutes of video calls globally in a single year.
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The technology company said that Gmail account holders can conduct unlimited Meet calls through March 31, 2021. Google added a Meet tab in Gmail so that with one tap, people can jump from an email to a video call.

“We also brought Meet to Nest Hub Max and Chromecast to help people get up, move around, and have hands-free calls at home,” said Dave Citron, director of Product Management, Google Duo and Google Meet.

“Google Meet and Google Duo were built with an emphasis on privacy and security, to keep your calls and meetings safe and your information private.”

Google app crossed 100 million users daily and its daily user numbers had a peak of 235 million in the third quarter of this year, according to the BBC.

At the Covid-19 peak in April-May, Google Meet teleconferencing service added about three million users per day.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company saw a 30-fold increase in usage since January.