Control video conferencing for Calendar events

As an administrator, you can make Google Meet the default conferencing provider and control whether video conference links are automatically added to Google Calendar events. You can also choose the available conferencing add-ons and make an add-on the default conferencing provider.

Make Meet the default for video conferencing

If you make Meet the default conferencing provider, users can:

  • Add Meet video conferencing with a single click
  • Add other third-party conferencing add-ons, if available
  • Remove Meet and replace it with another conferencing option

If Meet is not the default, users can:

  • Choose from available conferencing options
  • Automatically add the last used conferencing option

To make Meet the default video conferencing provider:

  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 thenGoogle Workspace and thenCalendar.
  3. Go to Sharing Settingsand thenVideo conferencing and click Edit "".
  4. Check the Make Google Meet the default video conferencing provider box.
  5. Click Save.

Automatically add video calls to Calendar events

If you make Meet the default for video conferencing and automatically add video conferencing to events, Meet video conferencing links are automatically added to events when a participant is added. Otherwise, the conferencing solution the user last used to create an event is automatically added to a new event.

To automatically add video conferencing to events:

  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 thenGoogle Workspace and thenCalendar.
  3. Go to Sharing Settingsand thenVideo conferencing and click Edit "".
  4. Check the Automatically add video calls to events users create box.
  5. Click Save.

Choose available conferencing add-ons

You can install conferencing add-ons for your users and determine which add-ons are allowed for your organization. See Allow add-ons for Calendar.

Users can install or uninstall their video conferencing add-ons using the Google Workspace Marketplace.

Make an add-on the default for video conferencing

  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 thenGoogle Workspaceand thenGoogle Meet.
  3. Next to Service status, click the down arrow "".
  4. Turn Meet off. See Turn on Meet video calling for steps to turn Meet on or off. 
  5. Click Save.
  6. Install the desired video conferencing add-on for your domain. See Allow add-ons for Calendar.
  7. (optional) See Automatically add video calls to Calendar events for steps to automatically add video conferencing for Calendar events using the installed add-on.

Add only one video conference to an event

Users can only attach a single conference to the conferencing field of a Calendar event. This can be either Meet or another conferencing add-on.

Important: Using methods other than the conferencing field to attach conferencing details, such as inserting conference details directly into location fields or event descriptions, might associate more than one video conference to a single event. Users can view and remove Chrome browser extensions at chrome://extensions.

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