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: To apply the setting for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit (to set by department) or a configuration group (to set for users across or within departments).

Manage meeting 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. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  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. If you configured an organizational unit or group, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit, or Unset a group.
    Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more
Telephony

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

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 allow them to use their own images. For the detailed steps, go to Let users change backgrounds.

Integrations

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

Add-on Integrations

Let people use Miro, a third-party whiteboarding tool, with Meet. Learn more about using a Miro whiteboard.
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.

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. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child 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. If you configured an organizational unit or group, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit, or Unset a group.

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

  7. 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.
    Joining Allow users to join a meeting without asking to join.
    Chat

    Allow users to send and view chat messages during a meeting. Even if you turn off this setting, the meeting host can always send chat messages that all participants can view. 

    If you turn on Host Management (below on this page), the meeting host decides whether users can send and view messages.

    Present Allow users to share their screen. If you turn off this setting, users can’t share their screen, even in meetings with other organizations. If you turn on Host Management (below on this page), 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. 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.

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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