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 view 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 Menu.
  2. Tap Settings Settings.
  3. Select the account for which you would like to configure this setting.
  4. Under “General”, turn Meet on or off.

Start a video call from Chat or Gmail

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. Tap Chat "" or Spaces Rooms.
  3. Open a chat message and in the reply area, tap Add video meeting "" and then Send "".
  4. To join a video meeting, tap Join video meeting and then Join now.

Call someone directly from Chat in Gmail

Important: This feature is only available in the Gmail app. Download the Gmail app from the App Store.

You can start a voice or video call from the Gmail app.

  1. Open the Gmail app "".
  2. At the bottom, tap Chat "".
  3. Open a 1:1 chat message.
  4. At the top, click Start voice call "" or Start video call "".
  5. 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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