Google Meet looks to match Zoom with key security feature

Google’s move to lock down the security of meetings held on its Google Meet videoconferencing application — with the planned introduction of end-to-end encryption this year — could make the collaboration app a stronger option for customers in regulated industries.

The announcement that Google plans to roll out optional end-to-end encryption for all meetings, at some point in 2022, could also make the videoconferencing app more competitive with Zoom, which already offers the security feature for all meetings. And Google Meet could potentially leapfrog Microsoft Teams, as well. Microsoft already offers end-to-end encryption for one-on-one calls on Teams, but has not announced when the feature might be arriving for group meetings.