Google Meet in Gmail quick start

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Start and join video meetings from Gmail on the web.

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Start Google Meet video meetings in Gmail

Start a video meeting from Gmail


1. Start a meeting from Gmail


  1. Open Gmail and in the sidebar, click Start a meeting.
  2. In the Meet window, do one of the following:
  • 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.

2. Invite participants


In the Add others box, do any of the following:

  • 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. 

 3. Participants can join a meeting from Gmail



Join a Google Meet video meeting from Gmail

Join a video meeting from Gmail



  1. Open Gmail and in the sidebar, click Join a meeting.
  2. Enter a meeting code, then click Join.

4. Customize video settings, interact with participants, or share your screen


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