Google is providing a solution to communication barriers suddenly felt by teachers/students, non-profit organizations and small businesses alike with their inexpensive and easy to setup video conferencing.

Google is giving everyone free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing features for free until July 1, as businesses and schools have been impacted by the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. 

The search giant announced the news in a blog post Tuesday morning, saying that “as more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive.” 

Hangouts Meet is part of Google’s G Suite set of productivity tools, alongside Google Docs and Sheets. It also has an education-focused version of its product and an enterprise version for large businesses. It’s the features in those premium versions that will be made free until July.

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