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Find & invite contacts for Meet calling

You can find a person to call through Google Meet calling if they're in your contacts. If they're not in your contacts but they use Google Meet calling, you can add them.

If you use Google Meet calling on another device with the same Google Account, your contacts sync across devices. 

Sync contacts before you begin

Sync your contacts so they appear in Google Meet. You can turn this off at any time.

  1. On your device, open Settings.
  2. Search for Meet .
  3. Tap Permission and then Contacts and then Allow.

Tip: You can also remove access to your Google Account contacts. If you remove your account, you won't be able to use certain features like Google Meet on multiple devices. Learn how to remove your Google Account

Find contacts

If you use Google Meet calling on another device with the same Google Account, your contacts sync across devices.

Important: If your Google Account is through your work or school, your contacts might not sync.

Find contacts on Meet for web

  1. On your computer, sign in to meet.google.com/calling/.
  2. In the search box, enter their name or phone number.
To stop Google Meet from accessing your phone's contacts:
  1. Open your mobile device's settings.
  2. Tap Meet.
  3. Turn off Contacts .

Tip: Make sure the person you want to call is in your contacts and has Meet calling. If this is true and you still can't find them, let us know.

Learn more about how to find and sync your contacts.

Invite someone to Google Meet calling

Important: Right now, you can't invite someone to Meet calling in your web browser, but you can invite them in your mobile app.

If one of your contacts isn't using Meet calling, you can use your mobile app to invite them to download the app so you can make the 1:1 and group video calls with one another.

  1. On your mobile device, open Meet .
  2. Tap New video call.
  3. Search for the contact you want to invite, and tap Invite. Your default SMS app opens with a pre-loaded invitation message.
  4. Tap Send.
The recipient will get the message and can then download the app or reply directly to the notification.

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