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Make Meet calls on your speakers or displays

You can make calls to friends, family, and businesses with your voice in a Google Nest speaker or display. Before you make a call from your speaker or display, set up your preferred call method.

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While Google Duo and Google Meet have combined into a new Meet app, Google Nest displays will continue to show the Google Duo icon Duo app. Learn about the new Google Meet app.

Make a call on your Nest speaker or display

Start a voice call

Voice calls are available on all Google Nest speakers and displays through Google Meet.

If you live in the US or Canada, you can also use Google-supported or mobile calling with Google Fi and Google Voice.

Before you can use voice commands to start a call, you have to set up your preferred call method.

For example, say "Hey Google," then:

  • "Call [contact name]."
  • "Call [business name]."
  • "What’s the nearest [business]?" then "Hey Google, call them."
    • You get a prompt to add the name and number to your Google contacts.
  • "Call [phone number]."
  • "Redial."

To make a call with the touchscreen, set up household contacts on a Nest display.

  1. On your device, from the top of your screen, swipe down.
  2. Tap Communication.
  3. On the "Household contacts" card, tap Call .
    • The call method depends on the contact you select.

Tip: If "Digital Wellbeing" is turned on, this feature may be restricted or blocked by:

  • Downtime
  • Filters
  • Do not disturb

Learn more about Digital Wellbeing.

Start a video call

You can make video calls with Google Meet. Video calls are available on:

  • Google Nest Hub
  • Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)
  • Google Nest Hub Max

The device you call must've a camera. You can receive but can’t send a video with Nest Hub and Nest Hub (2nd gen).

  1. Say "Hey Google, video call [contact]."
  2. If you've set up household contacts on a Nest display, from the top of your screen, swipe down. Learn how to set up household contacts on a Nest display.
  3. Tap Communication.
  4. On the "Household contacts" card, tap Video call Video Call.
Tip: If there's a missed call on the display screen, tap the notification. Then, tap Call [contact name].
Start a group call on Nest displays

You can make group video calls with Google Meet on Nest displays. This feature is available in English in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada.

Before you begin, create a group in the Google Meet app.

To start a group call:

  1. Say "Hey Google, start a group call."
  2. On your Nest display screen, select the group you want to call.

If you have a recent missed call, tap the missed call card to join or return the call.

Depending on the group size, you may not see everyone in the call on your screen. To find someone else in the call, tap the overflow and select the person you want to find.

Tip: If Digital Wellbeing is turned on, this feature may be restricted or blocked by:

  • Downtime
  • Filters
  • Do not disturb
Learn more about Digital Wellbeing.
Call another device

Members of your home can call your Nest speakers or displays from their phone or from your home's other Nest speakers or displays. Learn how to manage home members' access.

Tip: If you’re away from home and “Only ring when home” is turned on, Nest Hub (2nd gen) can't receive calls between devices. Learn how to turn on "Only ring when home."

Call a Nest speaker or display from another Nest speaker or display

To call another speaker or display in your home, say "Hey Google." Then:

  • For voice call: Say "Call [display or speaker name]."
  • For video call: Say "Video call [display or speaker name]."

Call a Nest speaker or display from your phone

To call your devices from your phone, you need:

In Google Assistant:

  • To call a device: Say "Hey Google, video call [display or speaker name]."
  • To ring all your devices: Say "Hey Google, video call [name of your home]."

In the Google Meet app:

  1. To ring all your devices, open the Google Meet app .
  2. From the bottom of your screen, swipe up.
  3. Tap Call my home devices.

In the Google Home app:

  1. To ring all speakers and displays in your home, open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Favorites and then Call Home .

Receive a call on your Nest speaker or display

You can receive Google Meet calls on your Nest speaker or display.

  • To answer a call: Say "Hey Google, answer the call."
  • To decline a call: Say "Hey Google, decline the call."

You may also use one of these touch options:

Google Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Hub (2nd gen)
  • To answer a call: Tap Answer.
  • To decline a call: Tap Decline.
Google Home
  • To answer a call: Press the top.
  • To decline a call: Press and hold the top.
Google Home Max
  • To answer a call: Press the line on the top or side.
  • To decline a call: Press and hold the line on the top or side.
Google Nest Mini (2nd gen), Google Nest Audio, Nest Wifi point
  • To answer a call: Press the center.
  • To decline a call: Press and hold the center.
Google Home Mini (1st gen)
  • To answer a call: Press the side.
  • To decline a call: Press and hold the side.
Tip: To temporarily block calls at a specific time, change your call settings.

Mute or unmute a call on Nest displays

On your Nest display screen, tap Mute or Unmute .

End a call

To end a call with your voice, say "Hey Google," then:

  • "End the call."
  • "Hang up"
  • "Stop"
  • "Disconnect"

To end the call with a touch control:

  • Google Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Hub: Tap End call.
  • Google Home, Google Home Max: Tap the top.
  • Google Nest Mini, Nest Wifi point, Google Nest Audio: Tap the center.
  • Google Home Mini: Tap the side.

If the recipient ends the call, you get an end call tone.

Find your activity

In My activity, you can get a voice recording of the query used to start the call, or queries used to interact with the Assistant such as "Hey Google, hang up." Nothing else is recorded. Go to My activity.

Google doesn't retain the following:

  • Voice data
  • Google Meet calls
  • Google to mobile device calls

Google only saves the following info:

  • Call duration
  • Errors
  • Number of calls
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