This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise Essentials, and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions. For details, see Compare G Suite editions.
Note: Live streaming is coming soon to G Suite Enterprise Essentials.
Advanced Google Meet features free through Sept. 30, 2020
As a G Suite administrator, you can turn on live streaming to allow up to 100,000 people to watch a Google Meet video meeting. When live streaming is added to an event, users get a stream URL that they can send to view-only participants.
Note: Beginning June 15, 2020, Meet has separate settings in the Google Admin console that allow you to manage Meet independently of Google Hangouts.
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.
From the Admin console Home page, go to AppsG SuiteGoogle Meet.
- Click Meet settings.
- To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
- Click Stream and check or uncheck the Let people stream their meetings box.
- 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 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. Guests who join to view-only cannot participate in the meeting or control streaming and recording.