Start, open, or save a whiteboard

You can create and save whiteboards in a Meet video call or web browser or on a Google Meet Series One Desk 27or Jamboard device.

Your changes automatically save to Google Drive. Files you own appear in your My Drive folder.

During a Google Meet video meeting

Important: To start or open a whiteboard, you must join the video meeting from a computer.

  1. Open Meet.
  2. From a video meeting, at the bottom, click Activities ""and thenWhiteboarding
  3. Choose an option:
    • To create a new jam, click Start a new whiteboard.
    • To open an existing jam from Drive, shared drives, or from your computer, click Choose from Drive

The whiteboard opens in a new tab. Everyone in the meeting gets a link to the whiteboard in the Meet chat. 

Using a Meet Hardware device

See Whiteboard in a video meeting using Desk 27.

Using the Jamboard web app

  1. In a browser window, open
  2. At the bottom, click New "".

Using the mobile app

  1. Open the Jamboard app.
  2. Tap Add "".

Using a Jamboard 55-inch device

  1. If you see a screensaver, tap the screen to start a new whiteboard.
  2. Tap Menu ""and thenSave "".
  3. Enter your email address.
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