Requirements for using Google Meet

Google Meet access requirements

You'll need a Google account to use Google Meet.

For work or school Google Workspace users:

  • A Google Workspace administrator needs to turn on Meet for your organization. If you cannot open Meet, contact your admin.
  • You'll need to be signed into a Google Workspace account to create a video meeting.
  • Anyone inside or outside your organization can join with a link.

For Meet video calls, you’ll need:

Use a supported operating system

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

  • Apple macOS
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Chrome OS
  • Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions

Meet works with these mobile operating systems:

Meet video calls in the Gmail app are compatible with these operation systems:

  • Android 6 and above
  • iOS 12 and above
Use a supported web browser

We recommend using the current version of one of the browsers listed below:

Meet has limited support in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge provides a better Meet experience. If you want to use Internet Explorer for Meet, you need to download and install the latest version of the Google Video Support plugin.

Tip: If your browser doesn't support Meet video meetings, you can dial in using the phone number and PIN, if provided by the meeting organizer.

Allow Meet to use your camera and microphone
Before you start using Meet, you need to allow access to your computer's camera and microphone.

Allow access the first time you use Meet

  1. In a web browser, go to the Meet homepage.
  2. Click Start a new meeting.
  3. Click Allow.

Change the setting to allow access

If you aren’t asked to allow access or if you blocked access before, you can change your settings.

  1. In a web browser, go to the Meet homepage.
  2. Click Start a new meeting.
  3. At the top right, click Camera blocked Disallowed media.
  4. Click Always allow https://meet.google.com to access your camera and microphone.
  5. Click Done. The video meeting automatically connects. If you don't see the meeting reload, exit and re-enter the meeting.
Hardware recommendations

To experience all of Meet’s features, we recommend using certain hardware. While you can join video calls with minimal system requirements, we recommend certain device requirements for Google Meet use cases like multitasking and high quality video. 

To use Google Meet, the minimum system requirements are: 

  • Dual Core processor
  • 2GB memory

Meet user scenarios 

Hardware system recommendations (equivalent or higher)

  • Small video calls (less than 5 participants) with Spotlight or Tiled layout
  • Large video calls (5 or more participants) with Spotlight layout
  • Dual Core processor
  • 2GB memory
  • Small or large video calls in any layout
  • Using 1-2 open tabs or apps alongside Meet
  • Quad Core Intel Celeron N3000 series processor
  • Dual Core Intel Celeron N4000 series processor
  • Dual Core Intel Celeron 2000/3000/4000 series processor
  • AMD 3000-series
  • AMD Athlon 300
  • Mediatek 8173/8183
 
  • 4GB memory
  • Small or large video calls in any layout
  • Presenting to a video call
  • Using 5-10 open tabs or apps alongside Meet
  • Quad Core Intel Celeron N4000/N5000 series processor
  • 7th Gen Intel i3 processor
  • 6th Gen Intel i5 processor
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
 
  • 4GB memory
  • Small or large video calls in any layout
  • Presenting to a video call
  • HD video quality
  • Using 10 or more open tabs or apps alongside Meet
  • Quad Core 6th Gen Intel i5
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
 
  • 8GB memory
Fix problems with Meet 

If you’re experiencing performance issues with Meet, try the following steps:

  • Make sure you only have one Meet tab open at a time. Close any open browser tabs, windows, or apps that aren’t currently being used. 
  • Turn off any Chrome extensions, especially Meet-specific ones. 
  • Put your device on a flat and elevated surface to prevent your device from overheating. Avoid using your device on the floor or bed for a long period of time. 
  • Change your Meet layout to Spotlight view. 

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

Participant limits
For users with personal Google accounts: You can have a maximum of 100 participants in a video call.
For work or school Google Workspace users: The maximum number of participants you can have in a video call depends on your Google Workspace edition.
Google Workspace editions Number of participants
Business Starter, G Suite for Education, G Suite Basic 100
Business Standard, Enterprise Essentials, Essentials, G Suite Business 150
Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, G Suite Enterprise for Education 250

 

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