Turn live streaming on or off for Meet

In-house live streaming is available with G Suite Enterprise for Education, Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus editions. Compare Google Workspace editions.

As an administrator, you can turn on live streaming to allow people in your organization to watch a Google Meet video meeting. 

Turn live streaming on or off

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

Note:  Changes typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, go to How changes propagate to Google services.

  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 Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand 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 Stream and check or uncheck the Let people stream their meetings box.
  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 typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, go to How changes propagate to Google services.

Who can view live stream video meetings

Only guests within your organization can view a live stream from your organization. Full participants within your organization can stop and start the stream during the meeting, and record the event. View-only guests can't participate in the meeting or control streaming and recording. The maximum number of live-stream viewers depends on your account and Google Workspace edition.

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