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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. 

Eligibility

The following Workspace editions can add co-hosts: 

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

Important:

  • 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.
  • Participants must be in the meeting to become a host. Classroom meeting hosts can make teachers co-hosts before a 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.
  • For meetings with host management switched off, anyone inside your organization can record a meeting. To allow anyone outside your organization to record a meeting, you must promote them to a co-host.  If host management is on, only the main host and promoted co-hosts can record a meeting.

Share Meeting Artifacts with co-hosts

Certain Google Meet features generate Meeting Artifacts, which:

  • Are automatically shared with the primary meeting host.
  • Include Meet recordings, attendance reports, polling reports, and other documents etc.

If you want co-hosts to get Meeting Artifacts, you must:

  • Have Host Management turned on before somebody can be added as a co-host.
  • Add them as co-hosts when you set up or edit the event in Google Calendar.
  • Select the artifact sharing checkbox when you add co-hosts in Google Calendar.  

Important:

  • If you promote someone to a co-host during an ongoing meeting, they won’t get Meeting Artifacts for that particular meeting. You must add them as a co-host when you set up or edit the event in Google Calendar.
  • If a participant’s co-host status is removed during the meeting, they still get Meeting Artifacts. They won't receive artifacts for any future meetings that use the same code.
  • Co-hosts added to a series of ongoing meetings get Meeting Artifacts for future meetings that use the same code.
  • For Google Classroom meetings, all co-teachers are recognized as co-hosts and automatically get Meeting Artifacts. Their co-host status can’t be removed within Google Classroom. 
    • If a user is removed as a co-teacher, they no longer receive meeting artifacts.
 

Turn Host Management on or off

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen and then Menu  and then Host controls .
  2. Switch on Host Management .

Add or remove a co-host 

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen.
  2. At the top left, tap the meeting name.
  3. From the “People” tab, find or search the participant’s name.
  4. Next to their name, tap Menu  and then Add as co-host .
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