Last week Google announced Google Meet free for everyone that was earlier available only to the G-Suite users (that means paid users). Now, as Google Meet is free for all, we can place a Google Meet call directly from Gmail. The company has integrated the video conferencing tool in its email client to save users from switching between the two apps.
Accessing Google Meet in Gmail is a matter of second as it is present in the left-hand panel of Gmail from where a user can directly start or join a Google Meet call. In some cases, the user has to fill the Meeting Code or Nickname to Join the call when the Meeting organiser imposes such restrictions. Google shared the same info in one of their blog posts too.
Once in a meeting, you can invite more people to join the call, but that should not increase a maximum of 100 participants as that is the maximum limit of attendees who can join the call without any time limit. Talking about the time limit, Although for now, there is no time limit, however, after September, the company has said that they are going to decreases the Google Meet Call time limit down to 60 minutes.
Talking about the device, where you could access this service. Currently, it is available only in Gmail for the web whereas for Mobile it is coming soon.