Set up Meet to help your organization work remotely

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.

 

Set up Google Meet for your organization

Set up Google Meet for your organization


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How can Meet help you?

Start, schedule, live stream, and record video meetings

When Google Meet is on, users in your organization can start a meeting from a browser, a mobile phone, or a Google Calendar event that includes a video meeting link. Users can also start or join video meetings in just one click from Gmail on their desktop

Use Meet in Gmail
When Google Meet is on, users in your organization can use Meet in Gmail as part of the integrated Gmail experience. Learn how to set up integrated Gmail
Use Meet for education
If you're a G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education administrator, go to Set up Meet for distance learning.

Turn on Meet and set up features

Note: Changes can take up to 24 hours to propagate to all users. In the meantime, some users might not be able to access video calling.

Step 1: Turn on Meet video calling

Meet is turned on for all organizations by default. 

 

When the Google Meet service is on, users in your organization can:

  • Create and join video meetings in Google Meet
  • Use Meet in the integrated Gmail experience, if your organization uses Gmail. Learn more about integrated Gmail.

Note: Users can still use other video conferencing services when Meet is turned on.  

  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.  Next to Service status, click the Down arrow "".
  4. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  5. To turn on or off a service only for users in an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. To keep the service turned on or off even when the service is turned on or off for the parent organizational unit, click Override.
    4. If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:
      • Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      • Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about organizational structure.

  6. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to turn on a service for a group.
Step 2: Turn on live streaming
  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGoogle Meet.
  2. Click Meet video settings.
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  4. Click Stream.
  5.  Check the Let people stream their meetings box.
  6. Click Save.

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

Step 3: Turn on meeting recording
  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGoogle Meet.
  2. Click Meet video settings.
  3. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit or a configuration group.
  4. Click Recording.
  5. Check the Let people record their meetings box.
  6. Click Save.

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

View Meet feature availability in your organization

View Meet settings for users and groups
  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenG Suiteand thenGoogle Meet.
  2. Click the Meet video settings section to expand it.
    The Meet settings page shows the features that are turned on or off for that user, group, or organizational unit.
  3. On the left, select an option.
    • To search by username, click Users and search for the username. Meet settings can’t be changed for an individual user. Instead, add them to an organizational unit or a group that has the correct Meet settings.
    • To search by group, click Groups and search for the group name or email address. To turn a Meet feature on or off for that group, click a setting name, change the setting, and click Override.
    • To search by organizational unit, click Organizational Units and select or search for an organizational unit. To turn a Meet feature on or off for that organizational unit, click a setting name, change the setting and click Override.

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

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Protect video meeting quality

Set the default video quality
To limit Meet bandwidth for users in an organizational unit, set the default video quality in the Google Admin console. ​
Review Meet usage and issues
To understand usage and any problems that may be associated with Meet, use the Meet Quality tool and Google Meet activity logs
Help users fix issues
Find solutions to common issues in Troubleshoot issues with Google Meet.

Train your users to use Meet

Share training resources with your users

After you set up Meet in your organization, share these training resources to help users get the most out of Meet:

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