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Turn live streaming on or off for Meet

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

As an administrator, you can allow people in your organization to live-stream Google Meet meetings. You can choose whether the stream is only visible to users in your organization (in-house), shared with other trusted Google Workspace domains, or available to watch with YouTube.

Turn in-house live streaming on or off

The maximum number of in-house live stream viewers depends on your Google Workspace edition.

Before you begin: If needed, learn how to apply the setting to a department or group.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Click Meet video settings.
  4. (Optional) To apply the setting only to some users, at the side, select an organizational unit (often used for departments) or configuration group (advanced). Show me how

    Group settings override organizational units. Learn more

  5. Click Stream and check or uncheck the Let people stream their meetings box.
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit (or Unset for a group).

    Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

Turn live streaming to YouTube on or off

Meet meetings live-stream to the selected YouTube channel of the person who started the stream. For meetings with host management on, only hosts and co-hosts can start a live stream. If host management is off, anyone in the meeting host's organization can initiate live streaming.

YouTube's privacy settings control who can see a live stream and how long the stream is available to view. You can allow streaming with YouTube even if other live stream settings are off. An unlimited number of people can watch Meet meetings live-streamed to YouTube. 

Before you begin: If needed, learn how to apply the setting to a department or group.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Click Meet video settings.
  4. (Optional) To apply the setting only to some users, at the side, select an organizational unit (often used for departments) or configuration group (advanced). Show me how

    Group settings override organizational units. Learn more

  5. Click Stream and check or uncheck the Let people use YouTube to stream meetings box.
  6. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit (or Unset for a group).

    Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

Add trusted Google Workspace domains to view live streams

You can add any Google 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). If you add a domain, anyone who has an account in that domain can watch meetings live-streamed from your organization.

The maximum number of trusted domain live stream viewers depends on your Google Workspace edition

Before you begin: If needed, learn how to apply the setting to a department or group.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Click Meet video settings.
  4. (Optional) To apply the setting only to some users, at the side, select an organizational unit (often used for departments) or configuration group (advanced). Show me how

    Group settings override organizational units. Learn more

  5. Click Stream and make sure that the Let people stream their meetings box is checked.
  6. For Trusted Workspace domains, enter up to 50 domains. Add one per line, for example:
    • your-company.com
    • other-company.com
    • solarmora.com
    • altostrat.com
  7. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit (or Unset for a group).

    Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

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