Below are common questions about the migration from classic Hangouts to Hangouts Meet.
Meet is compatible with Firefox (version 60 or higher). Similar to Chrome, these users can join Meetings directly from their browser without plugins. A solution for users on other browsers such as Internet Explorer® and Safari®, will arrive at least four weeks in advance of automatically turned on for all remaining users.
You can turn off Meet for all or any of your OU’s. This means that new Calendar events will include a classic Hangouts video meeting link. Existing events will remain unchanged.
From the Admin console Home page, go to AppsG SuiteGoogle Hangouts.
- Click Meet settings.
Select the desired organizational unit.
(Otherwise, your settings apply to your entire organization.)
- Next to New meeting experience, uncheck Let users create video meetings with Meet, and switch all Chrome devices for meetings to use Meet.
- Click Save.
See Turn Meet on or off for more information about the Admin console settings.
During the migration from classic Hangouts to Meet, video meetings scheduled in Calendar will be gradually updated to use Meet. For most events this change will happen automatically. However, you may need to manually select Meet for some Calendar events.
This may be necessary for complex event setups. For example, if multiple events on different Calendars use the same video link.
It is important to update these Calendar events before classic Hangouts video calls are deactivated.
If your meeting is not automatically changed to Meet, you can update an existing Calendar event to use Meet instead of classic Hangouts. On the Event Details tab, next to Video call , click the Down arrow and select Hangouts Meet. Then save the event.
Yes, Meet is also enabled for these devices, which will see the Meet homepage.
Users can still join and start classic Hangouts video calls from CfM after enabling Meet. See Join a video call for details.I am a .gov (or similar) domain using Google Talk (GTalk). What should I expect?