Use add-ons with Google Meet

You can now use Google Meet add-ons to enhance the productivity and overall experience of your meetings.

Learn about add-ons

This feature is available to users on a laptop or desktop device.

After you join a meeting, you can download add-ons from the Google Workspace Marketplace.

If you install a third-party add-on compatible with Google Meet outside the meeting through the Workspace Marketplace, it also appears in the Google Meet add-ons panel.

Your Workspace Admin may have pre-installed some third-party add-ons for you.

Eligibility

You can’t use a third-party add-on if:

  • Your Workspace Admin has blocked the add-on.
  • You use Meet through a Family Link account.
  • Your meeting host has set you in a “View only” role.
  • You're not signed in with a Google Account.
  • You're under the age of consent in your country.
Use full screen

When you use an add-on, full screen mode won’t work when you:

  • Double click the screen to go full screen.
  • Click More options and then Full Screen .

To use full-screen mode:

  1. At the top right corner of your Chrome browser, click Customize and control Google Chrome.
  2. From the drop-down menu, click Full Screen .

Install a featured third-party add-on within Google Meet

Important:

  • You can only install featured third-party add-ons as a meeting host.
  • At the top of the “Activities” panel, you can find featured add-ons.
  1. At the bottom right, click Activities .
  2. At the top of the “Activities” panel, click the featured add-on you want to install.
  3. On the add-on page that opens within Meet, click Install.
    • You’ll notice a pop-up that asks you to select the Google Account you want to access the add-on in. Make sure that you select the same Google Account you used to join the meeting.
  4. When prompted to “Allow the app to access your Google Account,” click Allow.

Install other third-party add-ons within Google Meet

Important: You can only do this as a meeting host.

  1. At the bottom right, click Activities .
  2. On the “Activities” panel, at the bottom, click + Get add-ons.
  3. On the “Google Workspace Marketplace” panel, click Search apps .
    • Tip: At the top right of the “Google Workspace Marketplace” panel, you’ll find the search bar.
  4. Enter and search your add-on.
  5. On the search results, click the add-on you want to install.
  6. When the add-on page opens, click Install.
    • You’ll notice a pop-up that asks you to select the Google Account you want to use the add-on in. Make sure you select the same Google Account you used to join the meeting.
  7. When prompted to “Allow the app to access your Google Account,” click Allow.

Start a collaboration with a third-party add-on

  1. While in a meeting, at the bottom right, click Activities .
  2. Click the add-on you want to use.
  3. Based on the add-on you select, follow the conditional steps:
    • Depending on the third-party add-on you select, you’ll either be asked to sign in to the add-on app through your Google Account or you’ll be able to proceed without signing in. If the add-on app requires you to sign in, then follow the on-screen prompts to sign in to the third-party app.
    • Depending on the add-on, you’ll notice a new screen within the add-ons panel which will require you to select or input a few options.
      • Example: At this step, you can select a specific file to collaborate on with others.
    • Depending on the add-on, you may be required to share file access with other meeting guests. To give access, follow on-screen prompts.
  4. After you complete the conditional steps, click Start activity.
  5. When the pop-up message “Others who have the add-on installed can interact with the content on their main screen” appears, click Continue.
    • Other meeting participants can now collaborate with you while using the third-party add-on in Meet.
  6. Optional but recommended: To make sure that participants who don’t have the add-on can observe the collaboration:
    • When a collaboration starts, on the banner, at the top of the ongoing add-on activity, click Screen share and then Allow.
  7. To end the collaboration, on the banner, at the top of the ongoing add-on activity, click End activity.

Tip: You can only collaborate on one add-on at a time.

Join a collaboration on a third-party add-on

If you have the add-on installed:

  1. When the meeting host starts a collaboration, at the top right, click Join collaboration.
  2. Start to collaborate on the file directly.

If you don’t have the add-on installed:

  1. When a meeting host starts a collaboration, at the top right corner, click Install the add-on.
  2. From the pop up, click Install.
  3. You’ll notice a pop-up that asks you to select the Google Account you want to use the add-on in.
    • Make sure you select the same Google Account you used to join the meeting.
  4. When the add-on is installed, at the top right, click Join collaboration.
    • Based on the add-on you select:
      • You’ll be asked to sign in to the add-on app through your Google Account. Follow the on-screen prompts to sign in.
      • You can proceed without signing in.

Tips: You can’t use a third-party add-on if:

  • Your Workspace Admin blocks you from using a particular add-on.
  • You use Meet with a Family Link account. If you use a Family Link account, you can't install add-ons.

Leave a collaboration

  1. At the bottom right, click Activities .
  2. Click Active add-on and then Leave activity.
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