Google Hangouts Meet’s daily usage soars during COVID-19 outbreak

Daily usage of Google’s enterprise videoconferencing tool Hangouts Meet is soaring, the company reported Tuesday, as workers look for ways to stay productive from home through the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last few weeks, Google Meet’s day-over-day growth has exceeded 60 percent, Google Cloud Chief Thomas Kurian wrote in a blog post, with daily usage now 25X higher than it was in January.

“Despite this growth, the demand has been well within the bounds of our network’s ability,” Kurian wrote. […]