Google had decided to let users with free Gmail accounts take advantage of group calls on Google Meet with a maximum duration of up to 24 hours over the past year due to the public health situation. In fact, the deadline for Google’s Meet unlimited calls was extended twice later.
The company now abolishes the 24-hour period for group calls to free Gmail accounts, setting a limit of 60 minutes for their group calls. Calls with 3 or more participants are considered group calls and if the organizer has a free Gmail account, the meeting should end within 60 minutes.
At 55 minutes, everyone gets a notification that the call is about to end. To extend the call, the host can upgrade their Google account ($9.99 a month available in United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and soon Australia).
However, the limit for one-on-one calls is still 24 hours even for free Gmail users.