Google has announced important changes to its Google Meet videoconferencing application. Back in April, Google granted access to advanced videoconferencing features, including larger meeting sizes (up to 300) and the ability to live-stream and record meetings, to all GSuite customers. That advanced access will change at the end of September.
Beginning October 1, Google Meet videoconferences will be limited to 100 callers. Also, you will not be able to live-stream or record calls. If you have been using Google Meet since April (when Google made the advanced features available) you will not lose any calls you have recorded.
We still have Zoom accounts available for churches through the Conference. These Zoom accounts allow calls up to 300 people and allow recording and live-streaming of calls. The cost for a two-year Business License through the Conference is $100 per account, and additional options are available for an increased cost. Pastors can apply for one account, and churches can have up to 5 accounts to use for other ministries.
For more information, including a complete feature list, or to sign up, visit our Zoom information page. If you have questions about these changes to Google Meet or Zoom, you can email the communications team.