Who can join video meetings?
- People in your organization who can access the shared Google Calendar event details.
- People outside your organization who are added to the Calendar event and have a Google Account.
- People outside your organization who are invited during the meeting by a participant.
Who needs to request to join video meetings?
- People outside your organization who aren't added to the Calendar event.
- People who don’t have a Google Account (joining from the web only).
- People outside of your organization who are using G Suite for Education accounts.
Someone from your organization who’s in the video meeting can grant access.
Note: A chime sounds when the first 5 people join the meeting. There’s no chime when additional people join, but you’ll see a notification in the meeting. The new participants are automatically muted.
If your organization has G Suite Essentials you can join a meeting directly. Anyone outside the organization has to be admitted by the meeting participants.
If you have a G Suite for Education account and your school type is Primary/Secondary education (K-12), you'll not be allowed to join Google Meet video calls created by non-G Suite, or personal, Google Accounts.
Anonymous users, or users not signed in to a Google Account, will not be able to join meetings organized by G Suite for Education users. However, users can still dial in using a phone. To allow anonymous users to join meetings in their domain, the admin of the G Suite for Education domain can contact G Suite support and request an exception. This exception also allows participants using interoperability services, like Pexip, to join meetings. Learn about known issues with Google Meet.
Join a video meeting
Join a video call from Calendar on mobile
Find your scheduled meetings in Calendar and quickly join a video meeting.
- In the Google Calendar app, open the event.
- Tap Join video call.
If your G Suite administrator allows it, you can also join from other video conferencing systems. For details, see Set up interoperability.
In Meet, you can join a video meeting using the Meet app, or you can enter a meeting code. You can use the Meet app with any Google account, such as a G Suite account or an @gmail.com account.
Tip: A chime sounds as the first 5 people join. After that, new participants are muted.
Join a video meeting from the Meet app
- Open the Google Meet app.
- Swipe up from the bottom to view your scheduled meetings. Only meetings scheduled through Google Calendar appear on Google Meet.
- Tap Join, or select a meeting from the list and tap Join meeting.
Join a video meeting with a meeting code or nickname
Every Meet video meeting has a code that you can use to join the meeting. The meeting code is a series of characters, such as abc-defg-hjk. You can get the meeting code from the joining information that was sent to you or at the end of the meeting link.
For G Suite users: A nickname is a meaningful phrase, such as "our-meeting". You can pick any nickname and share it with other people in your organization as a fast way to all join the same meeting.
- Open the Meet app and then tap Meeting code.
- Enter the meeting code or nickname.
Tip: The hyphens in the meeting code are optional.
- Tap Join meeting.
- (Optional) Depending on whether you're joining from a different organization or signed in to a G Suite account, choose an option:
- Select Ask to Join.
- Enter your name and tap Ask to Join.
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.
- Tap the meeting link sent to you via text or email.
- Follow the onscreen prompts to join.
Important: You can only dial into meetings with a phone if the meeting is organized by a G Suite user.
A phone number is added to video meetings only if administrators turn on the dial-in feature.
If your G Suite administrator allows, you can dial in for audio-only access to a Meet video meeting up to 15 minutes before the meeting starts until it ends. If someone is already in the meeting and grants access, you can join sooner. You can be in a different organization or have a different G Suite edition from the event organizer. If you’re in the organizer's corporate directory, participants can view your name in the meeting. Otherwise, they will find a partial phone number.
Other participants should always verify that the person who dials in is the correct participant. Anyone who dials in counts toward the maximum meeting limit and regular call charges apply.
Join a meeting using a phone number
Note: If you try to dial in to a meeting created by a Calendar event before the event has started, or before a user has started the meeting, you get an error that the PIN is not recognized.
You can dial in during the scheduled meeting time using one of the following methods:
- Enter the phone number that’s in the Google Calendar event or meeting invitation.
Then, enter the PIN and #.
- From the Meet or Calendar app, tap the phone number.
The PIN is automatically entered.
All G Suite editions include a U.S. phone number. G Suite Essentials, Basic, Business, Enterprise, and Enterprise for Education editions also support international numbers in Meet video meetings. Regular call charges apply.
Mute or unmute your phone
You're muted if another meeting participant mutes you or if you:
- Press *6.
- Have your phone's volume at the lowest level.
- Join after the 5th participant.
Press *6 again or increase the volume to unmute.
Supported countries for dialing in to a meeting
For a complete list of countries, read Supported countries for dialing in.
If your organization allows it, you can join a video meeting from a third-party conferencing system.
- In the Calendar app, open the event or meeting invite.
- Follow the instructions to join from the third party conferencing system.
What you can’t do
If you join from a third-party system, you can’t use Meet to control functions, such as your camera or microphone. Instead, use the third-party controls.
For example, you can’t take the following actions from your third-party system:
- See or write in-meeting chat.
- Start or stop Meet recordings.
- Admit or block other participants.
- Mute or unmute other participants.
- Other Meet participants cannot mute your room.
If you are not signed into a Google or Gmail account, you cannot join using your mobile device.