Add people to a video meeting

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You can add people to a video meeting in Google Meet before or after the meeting starts. If you start a meeting on the fly from Gmail, you add people after the meeting starts. You can also remove people during a video meeting.

Some people need to request access before they can join the video meeting. For details, see Join a video meeting.

Add people to a video meeting in progress

Add Google Meet video meetings to Calendar events

Schedule video calls and invite guests using Calendar

You can invite people and remove people during a video meeting. You can invite people outside of your organization who haven’t already been added to a Calendar event. Someone from your organization must first allow them to attend the meeting. For meetings organized through your personal Google account, only the moderator can in-call invite or admit participants into the meeting.

Choose an option:

  1. On the right, click People People and then Add people Add people.
  2. Enter the name or email address and then Send invite.


  1. In the bottom left corner, click the meeting name.
  2. Click Copy joining info Copy.
  3. Paste the meeting details into an email, or other app, and send it to the person.

Add people to a video meeting by phone

Important: This feature is currently available for Meetings organized by G Suite users. 

This feature is supported from specific countries or regions for free calls to the U.S. and Canada .Go to Supported countries and regions

You can add someone by phone to a Google Meet video meeting in certain countries and regions.

  1. After you join the meeting, at the top right, click People  People to expand the side panel.
  2. Click Add people Add people.
  3. Click Call.
  4. Select the country you’re calling to add the country code to the call.
  5. Enter the phone number for the person that you want to call and click Call Call.
    • Optional: To  enter additional numbers, such as an extension, click Dial Dial to open the keypad.
  6. The person joins the meeting when they answer the phone. 

Tip: People who manually dial in using the phone number need to enter the meeting PIN.

Supported countries and regions

For a complete list of countries and regions, see Supported countries for adding guests by phone.


Remove people during a video meeting

Important: You need to be in the same organization as the meeting organizer to remove someone from a video meeting. 

  1. On the right, go to People People.
  2. Point to the person, and then click Back arrow "".
  3. Click Remove Remove.

For meetings organized through your personal Google account, only the meeting moderator can remove people from a video meeting.

G Suite for Education users: Participants (both in-domain and out of domain) who are removed from the meeting can't request access to re-join the meeting. If a participant's requests to join a meeting are denied twice, they won't be able to request to join the meeting again. In these cases, the meeting organizer can manually invite them back into the meeting.


Disconnect a phone participant in a video meeting


  1.  Click People People to expand the side panel.
  2. Select the phone number, click the Down arrow  Down Arrow and then End call End call


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