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Meet system requirements on your computer

To use Meet, your computer must verify that you follow these requirements:

Supported operating systems

Meet supports the current version and the 2 previous major releases of these operating systems: 

  • macOS®
  • Windows®
  • Chrome
  • Ubuntu® and other Debian-based Linux® distributions 
Supported web browsers

Meet supports the current version and 1 previous major release of these browsers:

Camera and microphone access

When you start a video call for the first time, you need to let Meet use your camera and microphone.
Video call requirements
  • Broadband connection to the Internet
  • USB web camera (Other devices, similar to virtual cameras, may not work with Meet)
  • Any quad-core processor
Bandwidth for video calls

The bandwidth used by Meet is adaptive and varies to provide the best experience on participants’ network.

Minimum bandwidth required

  • Outbound from the participant: 300 kbps
  • Inbound to the participant: 300 kbps

Ideal bandwidth

  • Two-person video calls:
    • Outbound from the participant: 3.2 mbps
    • Inbound to the participant: 2.6 mbps
  • Group video calls:
    • Outbound from the participant in all situations: 3.2 mbps
    • Inbound to the participant with 6 or more participants: 3.4 mbps

If your computer meets the requirements, but you're still experiencing trouble with video calls, try these troubleshooting steps.

Specifications

Video calls can have a maximum number of participants depending on the G Suite edition for your organization. Learn more​ 

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