Start a new video meeting

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To schedule a meeting in Google Calendar, go to Get started with Calendar. 

You can start a new video meeting on the fly from Google Meet or Gmail.

Before you begin

Start a new video meeting

Schedule a video meeting

Schedule a video meeting from Google 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 (if you are a Google Workspace user) is added to a Calendar event either by inviting one or more guests to the event, or by clicking 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. For meetings organized by a personal Google Account, only the meeting creator can admit these participants.

Steps are as follows:

  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.

Schedule a video meeting from Microsoft® Outlook®:

To schedule a meeting with Outlook®, go to Add Meet video meetings to Outlook.

Schedule a video meeting in another scheduling system:

  1. Start a video meeting from Gmail or Meet (steps below).
  2. Copy the meeting details to an event created in your scheduling system.

Start a video meeting from Gmail

Start a video meeting from Meet

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. If you want to start a new meeting, click New Meeting. Choose an option:
    • Create a meeting for later: To share the meeting details with participants for a future meeting, copy the meeting link and share with participants. To directly start the meeting with this link, paste the link into a browser, or enter the link into the “Enter a code or link” field and then click Join.
    • Start an instant meeting: Create a new meeting and join the meeting directly. 
    • Schedule in Google Calendar: To schedule a meeting, you’ll be directed to Google Calendar.
      • Tip: Google Workspace Essentials users can't schedule a meeting in Google Calendar.

Start a video meeting from Google Hangouts

You can start a Google Meet video call from within Google Hangouts. Learn how to Start a video call.

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