Manage Meet settings (for admins)

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As an administrator, you can decide which Google Meet features, such as recording and attendance tracking, are available for your users' meetings. You can also control safety and participation settings. For example, you can decide if users can invite participants outside of your organization or join meetings outside of your organization.

(Optional) Limit access to advanced features

Before you begin: If needed, learn how to apply the setting to a department or group.

Manage Meet video settings

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Click Meet video settings.
  4. Optional: To apply the setting only to some users, at the side, select an organizational unit (often used for departments) or configuration group (advanced).

    Group settings override organizational units. Learn more

  5. Click a setting (details in the table below on this page) and check or uncheck the box to turn it on or off or select an option. 
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit (or Unset for a group).

      Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

Reactions Let people use reactions in Meet. Reactions are emojis that move across the screen. For details, go to Use Reactions in Google Meet.
Telephony

Allow dial-in access to meetings so events and invitations include a phone number for guests to join meetings by phone. You can allow dial-out access for video meetings.

You can also allow paid dial-in and dial-out calls with numbers from additional countries/regions. For detailed steps, go to Set up Meet global dialing.

Client logs upload Allow Google to collect users’ web browser and mobile app log information, including users’ email addresses. Google uses it to help troubleshoot support requests from your organization. 
Recording Let people record their meetings. For the detailed steps, go to Turn recording on or off for Meet.
Stream Let people live-stream their meetings to your organization, to other trusted domains, or with YouTube. For the detailed steps, go to Turn live streaming on or off for Meet.
Default video quality Select the video quality for meetings. Learn more about bandwidth requirements.
Gateway interoperability Allow users of third-party video-conferencing systems to join your organization’s Meet meetings. If you decide to turn on this feature, you need to complete additional steps. For details, go to Allow 3rd party devices to join Meet video meetings.
Visual effects Let users replace their background in a meeting. You can also provide images for your users to use as backgrounds and let users upload their own images. For the detailed steps, go to Let users apply backgrounds & special effects.

Integrations

Allow users to join meetings from Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Jamboard. Learn more about using Meet with Docs, Sheets, & Slides.
Supplemental add-ons

Let people see and use add-ons in Meet. Some add-ons are made by Google (first-party), and others are made by other companies (third-party). You can pre-install and block add-ons for your users and manage data access for admin-installed Marketplace add-ons. For more information, go to Manage data access for admin-installed Marketplace apps.

The default visibility of first-party and featured third-party add-ons depends on your workspace edition. Admins can use the admin console to turn off first-party add-ons, which hides any current or future Google-developed add-ons from users. Admins can also turn off featured third-party add-ons using the admin console, which hides third-party add-ons from the featured add-ons panel.  

If your organization uses client-side encryption, third-party add-on offers won't be available. For more information, go to About client-side encryption.

Meeting transcription Let users get a transcript of their meeting. For the detailed steps, go to Turn meeting transcription on or off.
Attendance reporting

Let meeting organizers track meeting attendance. For the detailed steps, go to Let organizers get reports on meeting attendance & live stream views.

Tile pairing Allow users to pair two video tiles together during Meet calls and meetings on the web. This feature is available to everyone, and we recommend you keep it on for accessibility. For details, go to Pair tiles in Google Meet.
Default video recording quality Allow users to record screen shares with up to 1080p quality or restrict quality to a maximum of 720p. For the detailed steps, go to Set recording quality limits for presentations.
Call creation (EDU only) Let EDU users start Meet meetings. If you turn this setting off, users can't create meetings but they can still join meetings created by others. This setting does not impact Meet legacy calls. For the detailed steps, go to Turn off Meet meetings and calls for your organization.
Legacy services Let users make and receive legacy Duo-type Meet calls and video messages. Or, turn off legacy Meet calls and video messages without turning off Google Meet or other Google services. For detailed information and steps, go to Turn Meet legacy calling on or off for your users without impacting additional services.
eCDN

Host live streams of up to 100,000 people with low latency and low bandwidth using eCDN. For details, go to Hosting large live streams.

Manage Meet safety settings

Follow these steps to control who can join meetings and how.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Click Meet safety settings.
  4. Optional: To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit.
  5. Click a setting (details in the table below on this page) and check or uncheck the box to turn it on or off or select an option.
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit (or Unset for a group).

    Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

Domain Choose an option to specify who can join meetings created by your organization.
Access Choose an option to specify the meetings users in your organization can join.
Incoming call restrictions Choose an option to specify the calls users in your organization can receive. For details and interactions with other call settings, go to Restrict who can call my organization's users with Google Meet.
Joining Set defaults for joining meetings. You decide whether the host must join first and who needs to ask permission to join. For more details, go to Manage meeting access settings for your users.
Chat

If you turn off this setting, users and the meeting host can’t send messages, even in meetings hosted by other organizations.

If you turn Chat on, the meeting host decides whether users can send messages.

Present Allow users to share their screen. If you turn off this setting, users can’t share their screen, even in meetings hosted by other organizations. If you turn Present on, meeting organizers decide if users can share their screen.
Q&A Allow users to ask and answer questions during a meeting. Meeting hosts and co-hosts can turn Q&A on or off in the meetings they’re hosting. If you turn it off, users can’t use Q&A, even in meetings outside of your organization.
Polls Allow users to participate in polls in a meeting. Meeting hosts and co-hosts can turn polling on or off in the meetings they’re hosting. If you turn it off, users can’t participate in polling, even in meetings outside of your organization.
Host management

Turn Host Management on or off by default. When Host Management is turned on, the meeting host can click Host controls  in the meeting to control:

  • Who can present and send chat messages
  • Audio and video
  • Ending the meeting for everyone
  • (For some Google Workspace editions) Adding co-hosts and co-moderators.
    For details, go to Add co-hosts in Google Meet.
Warn for external participants Meeting participants from outside your organization are marked External in the People list.
Room check-in Let users check into a room with Google Meet hardware. For the detailed steps, go to Let users show their names in meeting rooms.

Managed configurations

Mobile device management (MDM)

Prevent Meet calls at the device level. For details, go to Prevent people from making Meet mobile calls.

Prevent users from having unsupervised meetings

As a Google Workspace administrator, you can use the security investigation tool to remove all users from selected meetings within your organization. For details, go to Use the investigation tool to end meetings.

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