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Add Co-hosts in Google Meet

Host Management is available to all Google Workspace Editions. When Host Management is turned on, meeting hosts can use the following safety features:

  • Chat lock
  • Present lock
  • Audio lock
  • Video lock
  • End meeting for everyone
  • Mute everyone

Follow along with the Co-host rollout.

Some Workspace editions can use Host Management to add up to 25 co-hosts to their Google Meet meetings. 

The following Workspace editions can add co-hosts: 

  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Essentials
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • All Workspace for education editions


  • Based on your Google Workspace edition, Host Management might be on or off by default. Host Management can be turned on or off from inside a meeting. Workspace Admins can set up defaults for their domain.
  • For a meeting participant to become a co-host, they must be in the meeting.
  • Co-hosts can turn Host Management off. Only the main host can re-enable Host Management for all other hosts.
  • Participants can't be appointed or removed as co-hosts from Breakout Rooms. Participants must return to the main room to be granted hosting privileges.
  • Only the main host receives meeting info, like attendance reports or polling details, but can share meeting info with other co-hosts.
  • Host Management settings are saved for any recurring meetings or meetings that re-use the same meeting code. Appointed co-hosts will need to be re-appointed for any recurring meetings.
  • We recommend you turn on Host Management settings before you use Breakout rooms. Settings for Host Management can’t be changed after Breakout rooms are live. This prevents the designation of co-hosts who can run Breakout rooms or use meeting safety features

Turn Host Management on or off

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Join a meeting.
  3. At the bottom right, click Meeting Safety .
  4. From the side panel that appears, switch on Host Management .
  5. To switch off, click Host Management  and then Turn it off.

Add or remove a co-host 

  1. In a meeting, at the bottom right, click Show everyone People Tab.
  2. From the “People” tab, find or search the participant’s name.
  3. Next to their name, click Menu  and then Grant host controls Add people and bots.

The Meeting safety icon  appears at the bottom of the new co-host’s screen.

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