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Use add-ons with Google Meet

On your desktop or laptop computer, you can use Google Meet add-ons to enhance collaboration, productivity and the overall experience of your meetings.

You can install add-ons during meetings from the Google Meet Activities panel, or outside of a meeting directly from the Google Workspace Marketplace.

Tip: Your Google Workspace admin may have pre-installed some add-ons for you.

About third-party add-ons

Important: The Google Workspace Marketplace includes third-party add-ons that are compatible with Meet but not made by Google.

Add-ons that require third-party authentication may not work as expected. If you use Meet add-ons in Google Chrome Browser and it isn't working:

  1. Change your cookie settings to temporarily allow third-party cookies.
  2. Reload and rejoin your meeting.
  3. Re-open the add-on.

For more help with a third-party add-on in the Google Workspace Marketplace:

  1. Go to the add-on's page.
  2. Scroll to the 'Additional information' section.
  3. Under 'Support', click the link.

Eligibility

You can't use an 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 as 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 Fullscreen .

To use full-screen mode:

  1. In the top right-hand corner of your Chrome Browser, click Customise and control Google Chrome.
  2. From the drop-down menu, click Fullscreen .

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 that 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 that you want to access the add-on in. Make sure that you select the same Google Account that 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 for your add-on.
  5. In the search results, click the add-on that 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 that you want to use the add-on in. Make sure that you select the same Google Account that 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 that you want to use.
  3. Based on the add-on that you select, follow the conditional steps:
    • Depending on the third-party add-on that 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: During 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 the on-screen prompts.
  4. After you've completed 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, in the top right-hand 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 that you want to use the add-on in.
    • Make sure that you select the same Google Account that you used to join the meeting.
  4. When the add-on has been installed, at the top right, click Join collaboration.
    • Based on the add-on that 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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