You can turn on Google Meet for all of your users or for just a specific group. Also, to accommodate the different schedules and time zones of the people who might take a class or to create greater flexibility for participants, you can turn on live streaming and let users record video meetings.
Before you begin: Check the system requirements
Before you decide to use Meet in your organization, make sure you meet the system requirements. For details, go to Requirements for using Google Meet.
Turn on Meet video meetings
When you turn on Meet, your users can join video meetings in your organization. You can optionally allow users to create video meetings. For details, go to Turn on Meet video calling.
If you purchased the Google Workspace for Education Plus edition for your entire organization, you can assign faculty licenses to the users that you want to have access to features, such as recording or live streaming.
Note: You can turn on Meet but disable classic Hangouts by turning on the Meet service and setting the Google Chat and classic Hangouts service to Chat only or Both turned off. For details, go to Choose a Chat service for your organization.
Turn on live streaming and recording
Recommended only for faculty and staff
Important: Users with Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals will have access to recordings as a temporary benefit through the end of 2021.
As an administrator, you can turn on live streaming to allow people in your organization to watch a Google Meet video meeting. For details, go to Turn live streaming on or off for Meet.
You can also allow meeting organizers and participants in the same organization to record video meetings. For details, go to Turn recording on or off for Meet.
View the Meet features available to a user or group
You can see features that are turned on or off for a user, group, or organizational unit on the Meet settings page.
From the Admin console Home page, go to AppsGoogle WorkspaceGoogle Meet.
Click Meet video settings and choose a search option:
Click Users and enter a username.
Click Groups and enter the group name or email address.
Click Organizational Units and select or search for an organizational unit.
Change Meet settings for users
You can't change Meet settings for an individual user. Instead, add them to an organizational unit or access group that has the correct Meet settings. To change a setting for an organizational unit or access group, go to Turn a service on or off for Google Workspace users.
Ensure video meeting quality
- To ensure teachers or students don't share accounts, provision one account for each user. Learn more
- To limit Meet bandwidth, set the default video quality in the Google Admin console. Learn more
- To troubleshoot issues, use the Meet quality tool. Learn more
- To understand users' video-meeting activity, review the Meet audit logs. Learn more