Our GovMail system is equipped with the facility which allows users to continuously communicate and collaborate with stakeholders through the use of its chat (Hangouts Chat) and video conferencing (Hangouts Meet) facilities. These facilities are readily available using your browser and may also be downloaded and installed on your smartphones.

In line with this, Google has rolled out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to Google customers globally to help businesses to stay connected and productive and to ensure that all globally distributed teams can still reliably meet face to face even if employees are not in the same location due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. These features are available for all GovMail users with no additional cost until July 1, 2020.

You can now use the following features:

  • Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain via YouTube
  • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive subject to your storage availability

To learn more about these features, you may visit this link: https://support.google.com/meet/answer/9760270 or you may directly email us at govmailsupport@dict.gov.ph or call us at 8920-0101 local 6113.

For a copy of the advisory, Click the link below:

GovMail Advisory #03192020001: GovMail Chat and Video Conferencing Facilities