Turn off Meet meetings

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 turn off 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.

Note: In mid-2022, Google Duo is being upgraded and will be merged with Google Meet. To let users access Duo during the transition, the Google Meet service and additional Google services must be turned on for your organization. Meet is not affected by this change, and users can continue to use Meet as usual during the transition. Learn how Duo is merging with Meet.

Turn off Google Meet

To prevent users from creating Meet meetings and still allow them to join 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. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  5. Select Off for everyone.
  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.

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


Users can't create meetings when the service is off, but they can still join meetings created by others.

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 disable 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.

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