Switching to Hangouts Meet from Zoom

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Now that you’ve switched from Zoom® to G Suite, here are some tips on using Hangouts Meet to manage your video meetings.

Get Meet: Web (meet.google.com), Android, or iOS

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In Zoom... In Meet...
Start a video meeting
Start a video meeting
  1. In your browser, go to Meet.
  2. Click Start a new meetingand thenStart Meeting.

To learn how to start a video meeting from Google Calendar or from a mobile device, see Get started with Hangouts Meet.

Add video meetings to your calendar
Add a Hangouts Meet video meeting to your Google Calendar event
  1. In Calendar, create an event.
  2. Click Add guests and enter the names or email of the people you want to invite.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Send to notify guests.

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

For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Meet.

Add a Zoom video meeting to your Google Calendar event

If your company uses Zoom with G Suite, you can use a Chrome extension to add Zoom video meetings to your Google Calendar events. For details, visit the Zoom Help Center.

Join a meeting from your computer
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 Meeting.

For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Meet.

Join a meeting while on the go
Join a video meeting while on the go
  1. Open the Meet Android or iOS app.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom to see your scheduled meetings.
  3. Select a meeting and tap Join.

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

  1. Open the Calendar event or meeting invite.
  2. Choose an option:

    • Tap the phone number. The PIN is automatically entered.
    • Manually enter the phone number followed by the PIN and #.
Invite more people to a meeting
Add guests to a video meeting
  1. From a video meeting, click People People.
  2. Click Add people
  3. (Optional) To invite people to join the meeting:
    1. Click Invite.
    2. Enter the name or email of the guests.
    3. Click Send Invite.

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

  4. (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 Get started with Hangouts Meet.

Send chat messages during a meeting
Send chat messages during a meeting
  1. From a video meeting, in the top-right corner, click Chat.
  2. At the bottom, enter a message and click Send .

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 Get started with Hangouts Meet.

Share your screen
Present your screen
  1. Open Meet and join a video meeting.
  2. Click Present now and choose what to share:
    • Your entire screen
    • A window
  3. Select Share.
  4. When you’re done presenting, click Stop Presenting.
  5. (Optional) To take over presenting from someone else, in the bottom corner, click Present and choose what to share.
Record a video meeting
Record a video meeting

From a video meeting, in the bottom-right corner, click More Moreand thenRecord meeting.

For more details, see Get started with Hangouts Meet.

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