Set up a video call for your event

Make a big splash at your next event with video. Just add a link to a Google+ Hangout to any Calendar event with one click. Everyone you invite can join the video call by clicking on the calendar event and selecting Join Google+ Hangout.

Creating events with Google+ Hangouts

  1. Go to Google Calendar.
  2. Click Create.
  3. Enter the details for your event.
  4. Click Add video call.
  5. When you’ve entered all of your event’s information, click Save.
  6. Your event now appears on your calendar.

Guests who can edit the event, either because "Guests can modify" is turned on or because they share ownership of your calendar, can add a Hangout to your event. Guests without edit access can’t add a Hangout to the event.

Adding Google+ Hangouts automatically to all your events

You can choose to have Hangouts automatically added to any events you create.

  1. Go to Google Calendar.
  2. Click the gear icon
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Select Yes next to "Automatically add Google+ Hangouts to events I create."
  5. Under "Automatically add video calls to events I create," click Yes.
  6. The next event you create, you’ll see Hangout has been automatically added.

This option is turned off by default. When you enable it, every event you create using Google Calendar on your desktop will have a Google+ Hangout.

Removing a Google+ Hangout from your event

You can easily remove a Hangout from a specific event.

  1. Go to Google Calendar.
  2. Click the event you want to change.
  3. Click Edit event.
  4. Next to "Join video call," click Remove.
  5. Your event will no longer show a Hangout.

Joining Google+ Hangouts

To join a Google+ Hangout, click Join Google+ Hangout in the event bubble or event page.

Only Google+ users can join Hangouts. If your guest isn’t currently a Google+ user, they’ll see a suggestion to sign up for Google+.

Some domains may not allow Google+ Hangouts. If yours doesn’t support Google+ Hangouts, you’ll see the message "Google+ Hangouts aren't enabled for your organization" on the "Event" page in the "Video call" field.

Note: Hangouts in Calendar aren’t currently supported for mobile devices.

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