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Make video or voice calls with Google Meet

Important: This article is about legacy calling in Google Meet (previously known as Duo.) You can use legacy calling to make:

  • 1:1 video calls
  • Group calls
  • Voice calls

Learn more about Meet calling and meeting offerings.

Tips:

  • You need a mobile data plan or a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Calls made through mobile data plans don't use mobile minutes. Charges may apply.

Before you begin

Learn how to get started with legacy calling in Google Meet.

Important: You can use Google Meet to make calls on your computer without your phone turned on or nearby.

Start a video or voice call

  1. On your computer, sign in to meet.google.com/calling/.
  2. On the left, click Calls Camera.
  3. Select an option:
    • If the number is a saved contact:
      1. Select the contact.
      2. Click Voice call  or Video call Camera.
    • If the number isn't a saved contact:
      1. Click Start a call Camera.
      2. Enter a phone number or email.
      3. Click Voice call  or Video call Camera.

Start a group video call

You can have up to 32 participants in a group video call.

Important: You can only create group calls on Google Chrome M86+ and Microsoft Edge v79+.

Start a video call with multiple contacts

  1. On your computer, sign in to meet.google.com/calling/.
  2. Click Create group link.
    • Tip: You can name the group. The name appears for everyone in the group.
      1. Next to the group name, click Edit .
      2. Enter a name.
      3. Click Save.
  3. Click Add people and then Select contacts.
  4. At the top right, click Add and then Start call Camera.

Share a link to start a group call

  1. On your computer, sign in to meet.google.com/calling/.
  2. Click Create group link.
    • Tip: You can name the group. The name appears for everyone in the group.
      1. Next to the group name, click Edit .
      2. Enter a name.
      3. Click Save.
  3. At the bottom, click Copy  or Send via email .

Leave a group

  1. On your computer, sign in to meet.google.com/calling/.
  2. Under "Recent activity," click the group.
  3. At the top right, click More options  and then Delete Meet calling history.
Suspicious groups
If you get a group invite that includes blocked accounts or people outside your contacts, Google Meet marks them as suspicious. Google Meet won't give you any information about group members you blocked.

You can join or decline the group. If you join, Google Meet won't unblock people you blocked.
Remove a group member
  1. On your computer, sign in to meet.google.com/calling/.
  2. Under "Groups," click a group.
  3. At the top-right, click More options  and then See group members.
  4. Click the group member you want to remove.
  5. On the right, click More options  and then Remove.

Tip: You can also block the group member. If the person you blocked clicks the original link to rejoin the group, they get a message that the group doesn't exist. The group link refreshes for everyone else in the group. Learn about blocked numbers in group calls.

Meet Calls from Messages for web

  1. Go to messages.google.com.
  2. On the left, select a conversation or click Start chat.
  3. In the top right, click Video or Voice call Camera.
  4. In the new tab that opens, click Voice call  or Video call Camera.

Tip: If you don't have the video call icon Camera, video calls aren't available for that conversation.

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