With Google Nest Hub Max and Assistant-enabled Smart Displays, you can start or join video meetings with friends, family and coworkers. This feature is available in English in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Displays without cameras can receive video, but can't send video.
Video meeting providers
Video meetings are available through the following providers:
Note: For now, video meetings are not available on Nest Hub, Nest Hub (2nd gen), Lenovo Smart Display 7, or smart clock displays. Zoom Meetings are only available on Nest Hub Max.
Before you begin
- You need a Google Account to create or join a meeting.
- Download the latest version of the Google Home app and the Google Assistant app.
- Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) accounts are currently only supported in beta. Google Workspace administrators can sign up at https://g.co/gSuiteAssistantBeta.
Host a meeting
You can create a meeting directly from your display or schedule a meeting in advance with Google Calendar.
To start video meetings with your Smart Display, you need to first link your video meeting provider account to your Google Account. Note: Google Meet is automatically linked to your display with your Google Account.
Start a meeting on your display
To create a new meeting
Say "Hey Google, start a meeting," or tap the Meet or Zoom card on your display.
Invite people to a new meeting
- There are 2 ways to share meeting info with others:
- Share the meeting code: Your display generates a new meeting code. You can write down this code and share it with people directly.
- Invite through the Google Assistant app: From the Google Assistant app , tap the notification.
- Each person you invite can request to join the meeting.
- When someone requests to join the meeting, you can admit or block them on your display:
- To let them in, tap Admit.
- To block them, tap Deny entry or Remove.
Note: Meeting codes and Meeting IDs expire when they are unused for a period of time. Check with your meeting provider for how long their meeting codes or meeting IDs last to avoid using expired codes. Learn more about Google Meet meeting codes.
Schedule a meeting with Google Calendar
When you schedule a meeting in advance, your guests get an email with the event info and a link to join the video meeting. Learn more about how to create events in Calendar.
Note: Guests can forward the meeting link to other people. If someone who wasn't invited tries to join your event, or an invited guest tries to join the meeting with a different email address, they can only enter if you accept their request to join.
Join a meeting
You can join a meeting when you type in a meeting code or through the calendar events on your display.
Join with a meeting code
- Say "Hey Google, join a meeting" or tap the Google Meet or Zoom card on your display.
- If prompted, enter the meeting code.
- Type in the meeting code or meeting ID and password if provided from the organizer.
- Tap Join now or Join.
The meeting code is the string of letters and/or numbers at the end of the meeting link. You don't have to include dashes.
Join a scheduled meeting
Meetings on your Google Calendar are listed on your display.
- On your display, swipe left to find events on your calendar.
- Tap the calendar event you want to join.
- Tap Join with Google Meet or Join with Zoom.
During the meeting
When you use a Google Assistant voice command in a meeting while your mic is on, your mic will mute after you say “Hey Google.” It will stay muted until you complete your request. If your video is on, your camera feed will continue to stream while your mic is muted.
Meeting controls vary depending on the meeting provider and device you use. If the following instructions don’t match the controls on your display, look for something similar or check with your meeting provider for additional details.
Mute or unmute your audio
Turn your camera on or off
Features only available with Google Meet
Pin or unpin participants
With Google Meet, you can pin someone’s feed to keep them visible on your screen throughout the meeting. This switches your meeting layout from grid view to sidebar view. When you unpin, it switches your view back to grid view.
To pin a participant, double tap their video feed. To unpin, double tap their video feed again.
You can also pin or unpin participants when you tap a participant’s feed More options Pin or Unpin.
To remove someone from a call with Google Meet:
- Tap More options About this call.
- Next to the participant you want to remove, tap Remove .
Note: Only the meeting organizer can remove participants from a call.
Check who's in your meeting and meeting info
With Google Meet, you can find a list of all callers and meeting info, such as the meeting link and dial-in numbers.
Tap Participants or More options About this call.
Check in-call messages
Turn captions on or off
You can use automatic captions during a meeting with Google Meet.
Tap More options turn on/off captions .
Note: Captions are currently only supported for spoken English.
Change or blur your background
To change your background with Google Meet:
- Swipe up from the bottom of your screen.
- Tap Change background .
- Select the background of your choice.
Leave a meeting
To leave a meeting, say "Hey Google, hang up," or tap End call . If you leave your meeting with Google Meet and want to return to the call, tap Rejoin.
When you link your meeting provider account, you can use it with your display to create and join meetings.
Note: Google Meet is automatically linked.
- On your mobile device, open the Google Home app .
- At the top right, tap your account.
- Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
- Go back to the home screen, then tap Settings .
- Scroll to "Services," then tap Communication Video & Voice Apps.
- Select an available meeting provider.
- Follow the in-app steps for your provider to link your account.