Enable classic Hangouts video calls

If you have Drive Enterprise edition, upgrade to G Suite Enterprise to get this service.

Admins can choose to enable or disable classic Hangouts video calling for the a domain or for specific organizational units.

Note: This setting does not apply to the new Hangouts Meet video meeting settings.

  1. Verify that your organization uses G Suite, Basic, Government, or Education edition.
  2. Sign in to your Admin console with your full G Suite email address and password.
  3. Verify that the Talk/Hangouts service is enabled.
  4. On the dashboard, click Apps, then click G Suite > Hangouts > Meet settings.
  5. Scroll to the Additional Services section and select Allow users to place voice and video calls from classic Hangouts and chat.
  6. (Optional) Allow external guests to join by default. Learn more
    1. Go back to Settings for Hangouts.
    2. Click Global settings.
    3. Under Hangouts video calls, select All classic Hangouts video calls begin with external guests allowed to request access.
  7. Click Save when you’re done.
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