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.

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.

For example, you might have a new product launch. Your users could send the stream URL to potential customers. Or, you might want to stream a presentation for the parents at your school.

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 thenGoogle 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/Override an organization or Unset a group.

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

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