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Start and join video meetings, see your schedule, reply to invitations, and keep track of your to-do lists without leaving your current app.

In this section:

5.1 Start or join video meetings
5.2 Open your Google Calendar and events
5.3 Open notes in Google Keep
5.4 Open your to-do lists in Google Tasks
5.5 Get add-ons

5.1 Start or join video meetings

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Start a video meeting

 

Start Google Meet video meetings in Gmail

Start a video meeting from Gmail

 

  1. Open Gmail.

  2. In the sidebar, click Start a meeting.

    Tip: If you don’t see this option, contact your G Suite administrator.

  3. In the Meet window, choose an option to join the meeting:
    • To join using your computer’s camera for video and your computer's microphone for audio, click Join now.
    • To join using your phone for audio, click Join and use a phone for audio and then follow the on-screen prompts. If you join by phone, you can still use your computer for video. For details, see Use a phone for audio in a video meeting.
  4. Once you are in the meeting, choose an option to add other people:
    • To share the meeting code with someone, click Copy joining info, then paste the info into a messaging app. 
    • To invite someone by sending them an email, click Add people, enter names or email addresses, then click Send invite.
    • To invite someone to join the meeting by phone, click Add people, then click Call and enter a phone number. 

Join a video meeting

  1. Open Gmail.

  2. In the sidebar, click Join a meeting.

    Tip: If you don’t see this option, contact your G Suite administrator.

  3. Enter a meeting code or nickname.
    • G Suite users can share a nickname with people in their organization as a fast way to join a meeting.
  4. Click Join.

5.2 Open your Google Calendar and events

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  • Open Calendar: On the right, click Calendar " ".Your daily events and a mini monthly calendar appear.

    Tip: If you don’t see this option, contact your G Suite administrator.

  • See event details: Click an event to open it and see details.
  • Reply to an event: Open an event. At the bottom, next to Going?, click a reply.

To do more with Calendar, see Get started with Calendar.

Open your calendar

5.3 Open notes in Google Keep

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  • Open Google Keep: On the right, click Keep Keep.

    Tip: If you don’t see this option, contact your G Suite administrator.

  • Add a note or list: Click + Take a note or New list New list.
  • Edit a note: Click a note and enter a message. Click Done.

To do more with Keep, see Get started with Keep.

Click on Keep to take a note

5.4 Open your to-do lists in Google Tasks

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  • Open Google Tasks: On the right, click Tasks Tasks. The current list appears at the top, with any tasks below it.

    Tip: If you don’t see this option, contact your G Suite administrator.

  • Add a new list: Click the Down arrow Drop down arrowand thenCreate a new list.
  • Change lists: Click the Down arrow Drop down arrow and select a list.
  • Add a new task: Click + Add a task. To add a new task from an email, drag the email into a task list.
  • Edit or delete a task: Point to a task and click Edit Edit. From the Edit window, click DeleteDelete reminder to delete a task.

To do more with Tasks, see Get started with Tasks.

Click on the pencil to add a task

5.5 Get add-ons

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Customize Gmail with add-ons.

  1. On the right, click Add-ons Add. A list of add-ons opens in the G Suite Marketplace.
  2. Click an add-on.
  3. Click Install.
Access add-ons from the far-right panel
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