Requirements for using Google Meet

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Google Meet access requirements

Here are few helpful things to get started with Google Meet. 

G Suite users (using Google Meet with a school or work account) Non-G Suite users (using Google Meet with a personal account) 
  • A G Suite administrator needs to turn on Meet for your organisation. If you cannot open Meet, contact your admin.
  • You need to be signed into a G Suite account to create a video meeting.
  • Anyone inside or outside of your organisation can join with a link.
  • You'll need a Google Account to use Google Meet.

 

  • To join a video meeting, you need the Meet mobile app or a supported web browser. For more information, go to Supported web browsers.
  • Uninvited guests must be allowed in by someone already in the meeting.

Video meeting requirements

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Before you start a video meeting, be sure that you're using equipment that supports Google Meet.

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Use a supported operating system

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

  • Apple® macOS®
  • Microsoft® Windows®
  • Chrome OS
  • Ubuntu® and other Debian-based Linux® distributions
Use a supported web browser

Meet works with the current version 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 organiser.

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've 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.

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Additional hardware and network requirements

For Meet video meetings, you'll need:

  • A broadband connection to the Internet. For details, see Prepare your network.
  • A built-in web camera or external USB camera.
    Note: Other devices, such as virtual cameras, might not work with Meet.
  • 2.2 GHz Intel 2nd-generation i3/i5/i7, AMD equivalent or better, processor to support HD video.
Participant limits
For Non-G Suite users (using Google Meet with a personal Google account): you can have a maximum of 100 participants in a Meeting.
For G Suite users (using Google Meet with a school or work account): the maximum number of participants you can have in a video meeting depends on your G Suite edition.
G Suite edition Number of participants
G Suite Education 100
G Suite Basic 100
G Suite Essentials 150
G Suite Business 150
G Suite Enterprise Essentials  250
G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education 250

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

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