Google Hangouts has been replaced by Google Chat. Learn about the switch from Google Hangouts to Google Chat.

Start a video meeting

You can start a video meeting from Google Chat.

Important: If your organization allows external users to join rooms or group conversations, anyone in the room or group can join a video meeting without permission.

Tip: To make sure you don't join a meeting with an expired code and to better plan for the future meetings you create, check when meeting codes expire. Learn about Google Meet meeting codes.

Start a video meeting from Chat or Gmail

  1. Sign in to Google Chator your Gmail account.
  2. Open a chat message.
  3. In the reply area, click Add video meeting  and then Send "".
  4. To join a video meeting, click Join video meeting and then Join now.

Tip: To learn more about Meet video meetings, go to the Meet Help Center

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