Get started with Hangouts Meet

1. Start a video meeting

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Learn the basics of starting a video meeting from several different devices and G Suite products.


Note:
Before you start a video meeting, make sure that your computer meets the system requirements. If you can’t access Meet, contact your G Suite Administrator.
 

In this section, you learn how to:

1.1 Schedule a video meeting in Calendar
1.2 Start a video meeting from your web browser
1.3 Start a video meeting from your mobile device

1.1 Schedule a video meeting in Calendar" "

It’s easy to schedule a Meet video meeting in Google Calendar—just create an event and add your guests to it. A video meeting link and dial-in number are added to a calendar event either by inviting one or more guests to the event, or by clicking on Add conferencing.

Note: Guests can forward the meeting link to other people. If someone tries to join who was not invited to the Calendar event, a meeting participant from your organization must accept their request.

On the web

  1. Go to Google Calendar and create an event.
  2. On the Guests tab, click Add guests and enter the email addresses.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Send to send the invites.
Guests receive an email with the event information and a link to the video meeting.


Copy an existing conference from one event to another:

You can use the same Meet conference details to schedule Calendar events.

  1. In Calendar, open an event that has a conference call in edit mode.
  2. Next to Join Hangouts Meet, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Next to Meeting ID, click Edit Edit event and paste or type an existing Meet URL.

    Note: You can only paste a Meet link (not a classic Hangouts link) from another Calendar event.

  4. Click Save.
Add videoconferencing from web

On mobile devices

  1. Go to Calendar and create an event.
  2. Add guests from inside or outside your organization.
  3. Tap Save.
Guests receive an email with the event information and a link to the video meeting.
 
Add videoconferencing from mobile

1.2 Start a video meeting from your web browser

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If you need a quick answer from a team member, you can start an instant meeting in a web browser. If someone sends you a meeting link URL, simply click the link to join the call.

Note: You can send the meeting link to people outside of your organization, but someone from within your organization needs to give them access to the video meeting.

On the web

  1. In a web browser, enter https://meet.google.com.
  2. Click Start a new meetingand thenStart meeting.
  3. To add someone to a meeting, choose an option:
    • Click Copy  and paste the meeting details into an email, or other app, and send it to someone.
    • Click Add people Add people and choose an option:
      • Under the Invite section, enter an email address and click Send invite.
      • Under the Call section, enter a phone number and press Call Call.
Start a meeting from web

1.3 Start a video meeting from your mobile device

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If you’re away from your desk, you can start and join video meetings anytime, anywhere on your mobile device using the Hangouts Meet mobile app.

On mobile devices

Get the Hangouts Meet app:

  1. In the Play Store (Android) or App Store (Apple® iOS®), download and install the Hangouts Meet app.
  2. Tap the Hangouts Meet app on your device to open it.

If you have multiple devices, you can start the video call on one device and continue on another. Calls are automatically synchronized across all devices.

Start a video meeting from your mobile device:

  1. Open the Hangouts Meet app.
  2. Tap Add Add.
  3. (Optional) Enter a nickname.
  4. Tap Go.
Start videoconferencing on mobile
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