Microsoft Teams responds to Zoom and Google Meet and now allows free video calls of up to 24 hours and 300 people

Like Zoom and Google Meet, Microsoft Teams has become one of the big 'winners' of lockdown and therefore of 2020. Video calls have become a key element in the day-to-day life of people and companies, and the novelty strategies of the services that enable them have totally changed.

Thus, with Teams, which has grown a lot in education and in the corporate world, Microsoft also seeks to reach the family, and the steps already taken in this regard now add the possibility of make video calls from the browser with up to 300 people. The maximum time per call is 24 hours. And all this completely free of charge.

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Microsoft Teams was growing enormously due to its integration with Office 365, but not at the exorbitant rate of quarantine. From that point, Microsoft saw that the service could become something familiar beyond the corporate, also providing the possibility of attaching files, organizing events, which made it more comfortable than the possible Trello + WhatsApp combo.

Now, that reality that began on the mobile reaches the browser, and Microsoft now allows, in phase preview, start chats or create groups of chats with up to 250 people, synchronize chats between mobile and computer, talk all day with friends and family (up to 300 people mentioned), talk even with anyone who does not have Teams, accepting the browser invitation, see up to 49 people at the same time, and upload and share photos in chat.

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Against this, Meet and Zoom have limits, 60 and 40 minutes per video call, which, although they are not annoying at all, force users who do not want to pay to initiate new calls when the limit is reached. Microsoft long had an enviable position with Skype, the true dominator of the past decade and the previous one, but it has failed to materialize it in the pandemic.

Via | The Verge

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