Migration FAQs

Below are common questions about the migration from classic Hangouts to Hangouts Meet.

When will Meet support browsers other than Chrome?

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 before Meet is automatically turned on for all remaining users.

How can I revert our organization back to classic Hangouts?

To revert back to classic Hangouts after migration starts or is completed, disable Meet. After this, you can change a Meet video meeting back to classic Hangouts by removing the Meet URL, saving the event, and then again adding and saving video meeting details. This regenerates a classic Hangouts URL for the event.

How do I update my existing events to Hangouts Meet?

You can update an existing Calendar event to use Meet instead of classic Hangouts by removing the link in Calendar and saving the event. After it saves, add the video link, which now adds a Meet video link instead. 

Later this year,  previously created Calendar events that still have a classic Hangouts video link are scheduled to be updated to Meet. Check the G Suite Updates Blog for announcements. You can also check When will I switch to Meet? for an overview. 

Does this change take effect on Chrome devices for Meetings (CfM) devices too?

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?

Domains using Google Talk do not migrate to Meet. If your .gov (or similar) domain currently uses GTalk, you can continue to use GTalk.

If video calling is turned off for our organization, what should I expect? 
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