Soon after making Google Meet FREE for everyone, the app now has more than 50 million installations on the Google Play Store alone.
A few days back, Google Meet also got Gmail integration making it easier for people to use Google Meet.
As the world itself is going through various shelter-in-place and lockdown norms, the demand for online video calling and video-conferencing apps and services skyrocketed.
Zoom had already reached the milestone of 300 million active users in the last month.
According to the data by AppBrain, at the beginning of March, Google Meet had about 5 million installations and it hit 10 million marks by the third week of March (24 March).
And now the app has crossed 50 million downloads mark. As the popularity of Google Meet is increasing it is going to be a hard time for Zoom and other services as well.
Reliance also launched its own video conferencing service JioMeet a couple of weeks ago.
Before making it free, Google Meet was only available to enterprise users and came as part of the premium GSuite plans. And at that point of time, the number of users was so low.
But after making it free for everyone, the number of downloads skyrocketed to 50 million marks.
It is also to be noted that after September 30th, Google Meet will restrict a session to 60 minutes only. As of now, there are no restrictions applied.
A lot of Zoom users might have already moved to Google Meet because of the security issues existing in the Zoom app. Even government employees are restricted from using Zoom services.