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Start or schedule a video meeting

Start a meeting from Meet

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. Click New Meeting.
  3. Select an option:
    • Create a meeting for later:
      • To share the meeting details 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’re directed to Google Calendar.

Tip: Google Workspace Essentials users can't schedule a meeting in Google Calendar.

Schedule a meeting from Google Calendar

When you create an event on Google Calendar, you can add a video meeting link.

  • Google Workspace users: You can also add a dial-in number to the Calendar event.
  • Google Workspace Essentials users: You can't schedule a meeting in Google Calendar.

Important: Guests can forward the meeting link to other people. If an uninvited person tries to join , 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.

  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.

You can also start or join a meeting from Gmail. Learn more at the Google Meet Help Center

Join a video meeting

Join from a Google Calendar event

  1. In Google Calendar, click the event you want to join.
  2. Click Join with Google Meet.
  3. In the window that opens, click Join Now

Join with a meeting link URL

Sometimes there isn’t enough time to schedule a meeting and book a room. With Meet, you can join an impromptu video meeting by clicking the meeting link URL sent to you in a text or email.

  1. Click the meeting link sent to you in a chat message or email.
  2. Follow the onscreen prompts to join the meeting.
Tip: Only participants on the calendar invite can enter without an explicit request to join meetings. Participants not on the calendar invite must request to join a meeting by “knocking”, which must be accepted by the meeting organizer. 

Other ways to join meetings

You can also join a meeting from Gmail, from your phone, using a third-party video conferencing system, and in many other ways.

Learn more at the Google Meet Help Center

Join a video meeting from Classroom

If your teacher turns on Meet for Classroom, you can join a video meeting for your class. You can join a class video meeting after the teacher starts the meeting.

Join the meeting

To use Meet from Classroom as shown here, sign in to Classroom with a school account. Your account looks like

  1. Go to and click Sign In.

    Sign in with your Google Account. For example, or you@gmail.comLearn more.

  2. Click the class.
  3. Choose an option:
    • On the Stream page, at the top, click the Meet link.
    • On the Classwork page, at the top, click Meet .;
    • On an announcement or post, click the link for the class video meeting.
  4. (Optional) To allow Meet to use your camera and microphone, click Allow.
  5. In Meet, at the top, make sure you’re signed in with your school account. To switch accounts, click Switch account and then select the Classroom account.
  6. To join the class video meeting, click Join now.


If you have an Education edition account and your school type is Primary/Secondary education (K-12), you will not be allowed to join Google Meet video calls created by personal Google Accounts.

Anonymous users, or users not signed in to a Google Account, will not be able to join meetings organized by Google Workspace for Education users. However, users can still dial in using a phone.
Learn more at the Classroom Help Center

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