Teleconferencing service, Google Meet, is now adding 3 million users per day to its platform
This was announced by Google ‘s CEO, Sundar Pichai during the company’s first earnings call. According to the company, as of April 9, approximately 2 million new users connect to the service every day.
“Last week, we surpassed a significant milestone in today’s earnings call. We are now adding roughly 3 million new users each day and have seen a thirty-fold increase in usage since January. There are now over 100 million daily Meet meeting participants,” Pichai said.
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The increase on the platform is due to the lockdown as a result of the pandemic which has forced a lot of schools and businesses to take their classes and meetings online.
On March 3rd, Google rolled out free access to some advanced features to the teleconferencing app, adding that it would extend the free features till the end of September. The company is also adding a new feature to the app to make it competitive to other video conferencing app like Zoom.
Alphabet reportedly earned a profit of $41.16 billion for the first quarter of 2020. Google’s cloud computing division, comprising of G Suite, earned a whooping sum of $2.8 billion (₦1.91 trillion). This is up 55 percent from the first quarter (Q1) of 2019.