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This feature is currently available in the integrated experience in Google Workspace. To get started with the experience, visit this article.

Start or join a video call from Gmail

You can start or join face-to-face video calls while in Gmail.

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Start or join video calls from the Meet tab

  1. Open the Gmail app .
  2. On the bottom, tap Meet Camera. Meetings scheduled on Google Calendar appear under “Meetings”. You can tap on an upcoming meeting to find the meeting details and join the call. 
  3. To organize a new Meeting, tap New meeting. You’ll have 3 options:
    • Insert link Get joining info to share: This creates a new meeting but doesn’t join it right away. A new meeting link will appear so you can share it with others. Once shared and ready to join the meeting, tap Join a meeting and use this code to enter it.
    • Camera Start an instant meeting: This creates a new meeting and joins it right away. Once in the call, you can share the meeting invite with others. 
    •  Schedule in Google Calendar: This will direct you to the Google Calendar app to schedule a new meeting.
  4. To join a meeting with a meeting code, tap Join a meeting > enter the code > tap Join.

Show or hide Meet in Gmail

  1. From within the Gmail app, tap Menu  .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Select the account for which you would like to configure this setting.
  4. Under "Meet", check or uncheck the box next to Show the Meet tab for video calling.

Start a video call from Chat or Gmail

  1. Open the Chat app  or Gmail app .
  2. Tap Chat or Spaces .
  3. Open a chat message.
  4. In the reply area, tap Action menu Add and then Meet link and then Send .
  5. To join a video meeting, tap Join video meeting and then Join now.

Call someone directly from Chat or Gmail

Important: To make direct Meet calls from the Google Chat app, you must have the latest version of the Gmail app.

You can start a voice or video meeting from Chat or Gmail. When the other person receives the call, they’ll hear a ring.

  1. In Chat, in the bottom navigation menu, tap Direct messages .
  2. Open a direct message.
  3. At the top, click Start voice call or Start video call .
  4. To end the call, click End call Call end icon.

Tip: If you call someone who uses the Chat app but doesn’t have the Gmail app:

  • Their phone doesn’t ring.
  • They receive a Chat notification that you started a voice or video call.
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.

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