Turn live streaming on or off for Meet

This feature is available with the G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions. For details, see Compare G Suite editions.


Through September 30, 2020, G Suite customers can use premium Google Meet video conference features, such as larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming, and recording. After September 30, Google Meet functionality will revert to G Suite Basic, Business, or Education based on the customer’s edition. However, recorded meetings will stay in the respective owner’s Drive. 

As a G Suite administrator, you can turn on live streaming to allow up to 100,000 people to watch a Hangouts 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: Changes typically take effect in minutes, but can take up to 24 hours. For details, go to How changes propagate to Google services.

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.

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).

  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 thenHangouts Meet and Google Hangouts.
  3. Click Meet 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.

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