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Live stream from Google Meet to YouTube

You can use Google Meet to Live stream a meeting publicly to YouTube. 

This feature is currently available to the following Workspace editions: 

  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Plus
  • Teaching and learning upgrade
  • Workspace Individual Subscriber
  • Google One Subscribers with 2TB or more storage space

Prerequisites to use this feature

To Live stream:

  • Your YouTube channel must be approved for Live streaming in advance. It can take up to 24 hours to get approval. Learn how to get started with Live streaming
  • This feature needs your YouTube channel to be connected to an ongoing meeting. The participant whose YouTube channel gets connected is the one who initiates the Live stream from within Meet.
    • If host management is off: Anyone in the hosts’ organization can initiate a Live stream.
    • If host management is on: Only the hosts and co-hosts can initiate a Live stream.
    Tip: For a seamless experience, it is recommended that you promote the participant to a co-host who wants to initiate a Live stream.
  • For the Live stream initiator:
    • Dial into a meeting with the same email address used to create the YouTube channel you want to stream to. We recommend you use the same email address because an email address can be linked to multiple YouTube channels. Meet currently doesn’t support a channel picker for streaming.
    • Dial into a meeting from a laptop or desktop device, since initiating a Live stream via a mobile device is currently not possible.
  • Unless you are a Workspace Individual or a Google One Premium Subscriber, your Workspace admin needs to turn this feature on for your organization before you can use it. Learn how to turn live streaming to YouTube on or off.

Start or create a YouTube Live stream from Meet

  1. In a Google Meet call, from the bottom right, click Activities .
  2. Select Live streaming and then Stream with YouTube.
  3. On the “Event Info” panel, select an event or create a new event.
  4. If you create a new event, enter the following details: 
    • Event title 
    • Privacy level 
    • The language for captions displayed on YouTube
  5. Review YouTube’s Terms of Service.
  6. Click Start Streaming.
  7. From the panel, copy the Live stream link. 
  8. Share the link with anyone you want to attend your YouTube Live stream. 
  9. To end the Live stream, click Stop Streaming. 

Tips: 

  • You can’t pause a YouTube Live stream which has been initiated from Meet. You can end a Live stream and create another one from within the same meeting. 
  • The streamed video from Meet might get uploaded to YouTube and be accessible to users for later viewing. If necessary, the channel owner can delete the video after the meeting. 

Learn how to Live stream on YouTube.

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