Turn live streaming on or off for Meet

Supported editions for this feature: Enterprise; Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Education Plus.  Compare your edition


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 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 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 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.

Add trusted Workspace domains to view live streams

Follow the steps below to add trusted Workspace domains to view live streams.

Important: Think carefully before adding Workspace domains as trusted domains. Adding a trusted domain means that anyone in the trusted domain with the live stream URL can watch live streams from your organization. Also, you can add any Workspace domain to the trusted domain list, but you should only add domains that you own (such as subsidiary companies or schools in your school district). Adding domains outside of what you own can potentially give access to livestreams to anyone who has an account in those trusted domains.

  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 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.
    1. Note: Trusted domains applied at the parent organizational unit will be inherited by the child organizational units, unless you choose to not inherit settings from the parent.
  5. Click Stream and make sure that Let people stream their meetings is checked..
  6. Under Trusted Workspace domains, add up to 50 domains in the box provided. Put one per line as in this example:
    example.com
    example.org
    solarmora.com
    altostrat.com
  7. 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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