Turn live streaming on or off for Meet

In-house Live Streaming is available with the G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education and G Suite Enterprise Essentials users. For details, see Compare G Suite editions.

Advanced Google Meet features free through Sept. 30, 2020


Through September 30, 2020, G Suite customers have free access to advanced Google Meet video conference features, such as larger meetings (up to 250 participants), live streaming, and recording. After September 30, Google Meet feature availability depends on the customer's G Suite edition. Meetings recorded during the promotional period, however, 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 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.

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 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 meetings

Only guests in your organization can view a live stream. All participants in your organization can stop and start the stream during the meeting, and record the event. Guests who join as “view-only” can’t participate in the meeting or control streaming and recording.

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