Get Started with Meet

Use Hangouts Meet to hold video meetings with people inside or outside your organization. You can join from a computer or mobile device, or from a conference room.

Meet must be turned on for your organization. Ask your G Suite administrator for more information if you do not see the Meet screen described in this Help Center.  

What you can do with Meet

  • Make video calls. Meet makes it easier than ever to start and join video meetings from mobile devices, computers, or a conference room. You can meet with up to 25 (G Suite Basic), 50 (Business, Education) or 100 (G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education) people at a time. There is also no time limit on meetings you host with G Suite Enterprise or G Suite Enterprise for Education.

  • Invite people inside or outside your organization. Schedule a meeting using Google Calendar or invite people after you join the call.

  • Dial in from a phone. A phone number and PIN is automatically added to Meet video meetings. Anyone can use the number to dial-in (including external users and people using other G Suite editions).

    • Note: All G Suite editions include a U.S. phone number. G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education editions also support international numbers. Regular call charges apply.

  • Schedule meetings. All meetings scheduled with Google Calendar include a Meet video link.

    • Meetings also include a dial-in number so people can call in for audio access.

    • You can also dial-out to add someone by phone to a video meeting.

  • Start an instant meeting. On your phone, open the mobile app or, in your browser, go to start a meeting, and then invite others to join.

  • Share your screen. While in a meeting, you can share your screen to present slides or other information on your desktop.

  • Record a meeting. You can record video meetings for other people to watch later if you are the meeting organizer or in the organizer's domain.

  • Use multiple devices. Scheduled meetings are synced automatically across devices, so you can start a meeting on your computer and continue on another device, such as your phone.

Switch to Meet

Switching from Classic Hangouts

If Meet is turned on for your entire organization, all new Calendar events include a Meet video call. You don’t need to do anything to switch. Previously scheduled calendar events still include a classic Hangouts video call, if applicable. Ask your administrator for more information.

Tip: If your organization still uses classic Hangouts, you can still join a Meet video call by clicking the link sent by someone else.

Note: G Suite administrators can turn Meet on or off, and control other settings. Learn more

Switching from Zoom

If you recently switched to G Suite from Zoom®, here are some tips on using Hangouts Meet to manage your video meetings. View Switching to Hangouts Meet from Zoom

Switching from Webex

If you recently switched to G Suite from Webex®, here are some tips on using Hangouts Meet to manage your video meetings. View Switching to Hangouts Meet from Webex

What you need to get started on Meet

To create a video meeting, you need a G Suite account.

To join a video meeting, you need a supported web browser on a computer, or the Meet mobile app (no G Suite account required).

To learn how to use Meet, see the training and tutorials.

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See the FAQs for answers to common questions such as:

  • What’s the difference between classic Google Hangouts and the new Hangouts Meet?
  • How many people can join a video meeting?
  • How do I access video meetings?
  • Do I need a G Suite account to join a video meeting?
  • Can people outside my organization join my video meetings?
  • If my organization is using Hangouts Meet, can I still join a classic Hangouts video meeting?
  • And more... 
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