Turn Meet on or off

If your organization is using classic Hangouts, you can turn on Meet video meetings for your domain or organizational unit.


  • If you just signed up for G Suite, Meet is already turned on.
  • This setting also enables or disables chat within the video call.  There is no separate setting. 
  • If turned on, Meet is also used for all new Chrome device for meetings in your organization. You cannot switch to classic Hangouts using a Chrome device for meetings  Learn more

Turn Meet on or off

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGoogle Hangouts.
  3. Click Meet settings.
  4. Select the desired organizational unit.  Otherwise, your settings apply to your entire organization.

  5. Next to Hangouts Meet, check Make Meet the default for video meetings.
    • All Chrome devices for meetings will display Hangouts Meet.
    • New Calendar events will use Meet for conferencing.
      • Users can also add a Meet video meeting link to Google Calendar events by inviting guests or clicking Add video meeting details.
    • Recurring Calendar events will switch to Meet after everyone has left the next scheduled video call.
    • Learn how to start and join video meetings.

      Note: Even if Meet is not enabled for an organization, users can still join meetings created by users in other organizations. 
  6. (Optional) If Meet is turned on, you can select additional options:
    1. Dial-in—(G Suite Enterprise edition only) Includes a phone number for guests to join meetings by phone. Learn more
    2. Client logs upload—Includes web browser and mobile app log information, including users’ email addresses and additional info. Learn more
    3. Recording—Let people record their meetings. Recordings are saved in the Google Drive of the meeting owner. Learn more

  7. Click Save.


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