Google has announced a name change to Google Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Google has dropped the “Hangouts” from each product - “Google Hangouts Chat” will be known as “Google Chat” and “Google Hangouts Meet” will be known as “Google Meet”. You will begin to notice these name changes across U-M Google as this change continues to roll out.
In addition to these name changes, Google has extended the availability of their premium Google Meet features until September 30, 2020, at no cost to the university. As a reminder, these features include:
- Increased participant limit of 250 participants per video call
- Livestream a video call (up to 100,000 viewers)
- Record a video call