Learn what requirements you need to use Google Meet

Google Meet access requirements

You'll need a Google account to use Google Meet.

For work or school Google Workspace users:

  • A Google Workspace administrator needs to turn on Meet for your organization. If you cannot open Meet, contact your admin.
  • You'll need to be signed into a Google Workspace account to create a video meeting.
  • Anyone inside or outside your organization can join with a link.

For Meet meetings, you’ll need:

Use a supported operating system

Meet supports the current version and the 2 previous major releases of these operating systems: 

  • Apple macOS
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Chrome OS
  • Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions

Meet works with these mobile operating systems:

Meet meetings in the Gmail app are compatible with these operation systems:

  • Android 6 and up
  • iOS 15 and up
Use a supported web browser

We recommend using the current version of one of the browsers listed below:

Tip: If your browser doesn't support Meet video meetings, you can dial in using the phone number and PIN, if provided by the meeting organizer.
Allow Meet to use your camera and microphone
Before you start using Meet, you need to allow access to your computer's camera and microphone.

Allow access the first time you use Meet

  1. In a web browser, go to the Meet homepage.
  2. Click Start a new meeting.
  3. Click Allow.

Change the setting to allow access

If you aren’t asked to allow access or if you blocked access before, you can change your settings.
  1. In a web browser, go to the Meet homepage.
  2. Click Start a new meeting.
  3. At the top right, click Camera blocked Disallowed media.
  4. Click Always allow https://meet.google.com to access your camera and microphone.
  5. Click Done. The video meeting automatically connects. If you don't see the meeting reload, exit and re-enter the meeting.
Hardware recommendations
To experience all of Meet’s features, we recommend using certain hardware. While you can join meetings with minimal system requirements, we recommend certain device requirements for Google Meet use cases like multitasking and high quality video.

To use Google Meet, the minimum system requirements are:

  • Dual Core processor
  • 2GB memory

Meet automatically adjusts the meeting experience based on the performance of the device that’s used. This performance is determined by:

  • Processor (CPU) performance
  • Device design
  • Environmental factors, like ambient temperature

Most features automatically adjust to balance quality and performance. Others are only available for devices with newer CPUs and a compatible graphics processing unit (GPU).

The following table provides guidance on compatible user scenarios and hardware specifications:

System requirements

Meet users scenarios

Minimum

  • Dual Core processor
  • 2GB memory
  • Participate in meetings
  • Present non-video content

Minimum recommended

Modern CPU, like the following and up:

  • 10th Gen Intel i3, i5, or i7 (specifically Ice Lake and up)
  • AMD 3000 series Ryzen 5 or 7
  • High quality video and audio
  • Present content with videos and animations
  • Use visual camera effects
  • Multitask during meetings
  • Use Meet add-ons and Workspace integrations, like Speaker Spotlight

Optimal requirements

  • High performance CPU, like the following and up:
    • 11th Gen Intel i5 or i7
    • AMD 5000 series Ryzen 5 or 7
    • Apple Silicon M1
  • 1080p camera
  • Graphics card with WebGL 2.0 support
  • Full HD quality for camera video and presentations
  • Access to all visual effects in highest quality
  • Heavy multitasking

Meet utilizes the GPU for accelerating video encoding, decoding, visual effects, and more.

Tip: The most efficient performance can be achieved on Apple Silicon and Intel Ice Lake or later platforms in combination with a built-in or external webcam connected using USB3. However, hardware performance may vary based on the device.

Fix problems with Meet

If you’re experiencing performance issues with Meet, try the following steps:

  • Make sure you only have one Meet tab open at a time. Close any open browser tabs, windows, or apps that aren’t currently being used.
  • Turn off any Chrome extensions, especially Meet-specific ones.
  • Put your device on a flat and elevated surface to prevent your device from overheating. Avoid using your device on the floor or bed for a long period of time.
  • Change your Meet layout to Spotlight view.
  • Change the quality of your device’s video to a lower resolution.

If your computer meets the requirements, but you're still experiencing trouble with meetings, try some of these additional troubleshooting steps.

Participant limits
For users with personal Google accounts: You can have a maximum of 100 participants in a meeting.
For Google One Subscribers with 2TB or more storage space: You can have a maximum of 100 participants in a meeting.
For work or school Google Workspace usersThe maximum number of participants you can have in a meeting depends on your Google Workspace edition.
Google Workspace editions Number of participants
Business Starter, Frontline, Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, G Suite Basic 100
Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Essentials, G Suite Business, Nonprofits, Workspace Individual 150
Teaching, Learning Upgrade, Essentials Starter, Enterprise Starter 250
Business Plus, Enterprise Standard 500
Enterprise Plus, Enterprise Essentials Plus, Education Plus

1,000

Tip: After 500, the next 500 join as View only.

Meeting length limits

If you don't have a Google Meet subscription

On a computer, you can host:

  • One-on-one meetings for up to 24 hours.
  • Meetings with 3 or more participants for up to 60 minutes.

Tip: At 50 minutes, everyone receives a chime and message notification that the meeting is about to end. To extend the meeting, the host can upgrade their Google account. Otherwise, the meeting will end at 60 minutes.

For Google Workspace Individual Subscribers

You can host one-on-one meetings and group meetings with 3 or more participants for up to 24 hours.

Learn more about Google Workspace Individual.

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