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Learn about meeting codes in Google Meet

Each meeting is given a unique meeting code. Codes expire based on what product the meeting is created from. You can create meetings from: 

  • Google Calendar
  • Google Chat
  • Google Classroom
  • Gmail
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Meet Breakout rooms
  • Google Meet homepage - meet.google.com.
  • Google Meeting room device
  • Google Nest
  • Jamboard
  • Other third-party software. For example, Outlook.

Check when your code expires 

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.

Meetings started in Google Calendar

Meeting codes expire when these conditions are met: 

  • The meeting code hasn’t been used for 365 days.
  • The meeting code isn’t associated with any future calendar events. 

Tip: If a code is generated in another product, then pasted on a Calendar invite, that meeting isn’t a Calendar-generated meeting. The code expires based on what product the meeting is created from. 

Meetings started from Google Chat

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use.

Meetings started in Google Classroom

Meeting codes expire instantly once all users leave the meeting.

Meetings started from Gmail

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use.

Meetings started from Google Hangouts

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use.

Meetings started from Breakout rooms in Google Meet

Whenever you create Breakout Rooms, each room is assigned a unique meeting code. These rooms expire instantly once the main meeting ends.

Meetings started from the Google Meet homepage - i.e. meet.google.com

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use.

Meetings started from meeting room hardware

Meeting codes expire instantly once all users leave the meeting.

Meetings started in Google Nest

Meeting codes generated by speaking to your Nest device and saying “Hey Google, start a meeting” expire 365 days after last use.

Meeting codes generated by starting a meeting after tapping on the Nest display expire 365 days after the last use

Workspace users in the beta program only: Meeting codes generated by usage of meeting nicknames expire instantly once all users leave the meeting.

Meetings started from Jamboard

Meeting codes expire instantly once all users leave the meeting.

Meetings started from other third-party programs like Outlook

Meeting codes expire 365 days after last use. If someone uses the code within the 365 day window, it adds another 365 days.

Meetings with Google Workspace nicknames

Important: Only Google Workspace users can create meetings with nicknames.
Meeting codes expire instantly once all users leave the meeting.
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