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Switching to Meet from classic Hangouts

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Now that you’ve switched from classic Hangouts to Google Meet, here are some tips on using Meet to manage your video meetings.

Get Meet: Web (meet.google.com), Android, or iPhone & iPad

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In classic Hangouts... In Meet...*
Start a video meeting
Start a video meeting
  1. In your browser, go to Meet.
  2. Click New meetingand thenStart an instant meeting.

To start a new video meeting from Google Calendar, Gmail, or a mobile device, see Start a new video meeting.

 

Schedule a video meeting in Calendar
Schedule a video meeting in Calendar
  1. In Calendar, create an event.
  2. Click Add guests.
  3. Enter the names or email of the people you want to invite.
  4. Click Save.
  5. To notify guests, click Send.

Guests receive an email with the event information and a link to the video meeting.

For more details, see Start a video meeting.

Join a video meeting
Join a video meeting from your computer
  1. In your browser, go to Meet.
  2. Select the meeting from your list of scheduled events.
  3. Click Join now.

To join a video meeting from Google Calendar, Gmail, or a mobile device, see Join a video meeting.

Join a meeting while on the go
Join a video meeting while on the go
  1. Open the Meet Android or iOS app.
  2. Select a meeting and tap Join.
    Only meetings scheduled through Calendar appear on Meet.

If you don’t have a data network, you can call in to the meeting from a phone:

You can dial in during the scheduled meeting time in one of the following ways:

  • Enter the phone number that’s in the Calendar event or meeting invitation.
    Then, enter the PIN and #.
  • From the Meet or Calendar app, tap the phone number.
    The PIN is automatically entered.

For details, visit Join a video meeting.

Add guests to a video meeting
Add guests to a video meeting
  1. Open Meet.
  2. From a video meeting, at the bottom, click People People.
  3. Click Add people
  4. To invite people to join the meeting:
    1. Click Invite.
    2. Enter the name or email of the guests.
    3. Click Send email.

      Guests get an email with the meeting link to join the call.

  5. (Optional) To call people directly in to the video meeting:
    1. Click Call.
    2. Enter a phone number.
    3. Click Call Call.

      The guest is dialed directly in to the ongoing meeting as an audio participant.

For more details, see Add people to a video meeting.
Send chat messages during a meeting
Send chat messages during a video meeting
  1. Open Meet.
  2. From a video meeting, at the bottom, click Chat "".
  3. Enter a message and click Send Send a message.

Note: In-meeting chats only last for the duration of the meeting. For persistent chat, in your web browser, go to
chat.google.com.

For more details, see Send chat messages to video meeting participants.

Share your screen
Present your screen
  1. Open Meet and join a video meeting.
  2. On the bottom, click Present now "" and choose what to share:
    • Your entire screen
    • A window
    • A tab
  3. Click Share.
  4. When you’re done presenting, click Stop presenting.
For more details, see Present during a video meeting.
Can't record a video meeting
Record a video meeting
  1. Open Meet.
  2. From a video meeting, at the bottom, click Activities ""and thenRecordingand thenStart recording.
For more details, see Record a video meeting.
*These instructions are primarily web only.
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