Best answer: Even though Google is making its video conferencing platform Meet free, you’ll still technically need a Google account to use it. I say technically, because there is at least one way you can use Meet without an account, which we’ll address below.

Google Meet (formerly Hangouts Meet) is part of Google’s enterprise-level software offerings known as G Suite. As an enterprise product, G Suite is not a free service; rather, it is a paid service whose fees are based on the number of users in an organization.

While Google is planning on making a version of Meet available for free in direct response to the meteoric rise in popularity of services like Zoom, the version that non-enterprise users will be getting is scaled back in some areas. For example, free Meet sessions will be limited to one-hour increments, and features like dial-in phone numbers and the ability to record…

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