Turn off Meet meetings and calls for your organization

Important: If you're not an IT administrator for your organization, go to Start or schedule a Google Meet video meeting instead.

Important: These instructions are for non-Education accounts only.  To view instructions for education accounts, log out and then log back in with your education account credentials.

To prevent users from starting Meet meetings, turn off Google Meet. Turning off Meet prevents people in your organization from creating Meet meetings and using Meet in Gmail. However, they can still join Meet meetings created by others.

If you turn the Meet service off, Calling in Meet accounts will also be turned off and users will lose all of the data associated with those accounts. That data cannot be recovered.

Turn off Google Meet

If you turn off Meet, users can still receive Meet calls or join Meet meetings created by others.

  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. Next to Service status, click the Down arrow.
  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. Select Off for everyone.
  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

Change settings if Meet meetings are off

If you turned off meetings for your organization, depending on how you use Meet, you might need to change additional settings. 

Remove the Meet add-in for Outlook

If you installed the Google Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook, you will need to turn off or remove the add-in. For details on turning off the add-in for Outlook, refer to your Microsoft documentation.

Turn off conferencing on Jamboards

If you use Jamboard for meetings, turn off video conferencing.

Change room resource details

If you added conferencing details to a room resource, update that resource to accurately reflect what’s available to users.

  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 Directoryand thenBuildings and resources.
  3. Click Manage resources.
  4. Click a room resource.
  5. Click Details or Features to edit the information.
  6. Click Save.

Delete Looker Studio reports

If you created any Looker Studio reports for conferencing data, you should delete them. For details, go to Delete a report.

Remove allowlisted Meet servers

If you allowlisted media servers for Meet, you can optionally remove them. For details, go to Prepare your network for Meet meetings.

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