World News – US – You can now make Zoom or Microsoft Teams calls via LinkedIn


The battle for video conferencing supremacy has taken a different turn with a number of upgrades and improvements for Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet

First, LinkedIn revealed an upgrade to its messaging service that will allow members to make video calls on the site using Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans, or Zoom, attracting millions of people. additional potential users on these platforms

But it gets worse for Google Meet users, who will soon face call duration restrictions for certain editions of the service

LinkedIn’s announcement is part of a major overhaul of the business-focused social media platform, launched alongside the site’s first major visual overhaul in five years

Starting in early October 2020 on mobile and desktop, LinkedIn users will be able to have their face-to-face chat conversations directly from LinkedIn messages

To get started, just click on the video icon next to where you type a message, which will bring up a menu where you can choose from Teams, Zoom, or BlueJeans and a prompt for you. connect Users can share a single link to start an instant meeting or schedule for later

Elsewhere, Google Meet users face a demotion after Google announced it would end its offer of unlimited free calling on the service

The company offered free meetings with no time limits to all users earlier this year as demand for video conferencing increased during the pandemic

However, starting September 30, users of the free Google Meet plan will be limited to calls of only 60 minutes

Google is also removing access to some Meet features for G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, including the ability to host meetings with up to 250 attendees, broadcast live broadcasts to 100,000 people in the same domain, as well as the ability to save meeting recordings to Google Drive

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World news – US – You can now make Zoom or Microsoft Teams calls via LinkedIn


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