Add Meet video meetings to Outlook

Using the Hangouts Meet add-in for Microsoft® Outlook®, you can add a Meet video call directly into your Outlook event or email.

Participants inside the organization can join by clicking the video meeting link in the Outlook event. Participants outside of the organization can request to join the meeting. After the meeting starts, you can invite additional users to the video meeting

Requirements

To use the Meet add-in for Outlook, you need a G Suite Account with Meet turned on for your organization. Ask your administrator for more information.

You also need a desktop computer using:

  • Outlook 2013 or 2016 for Windows® 
  • Outlook 2016 for Mac® 
  • Outlook online

Mobile devices don’t support the Meet add-in for Outlook.

Install the plug-in

Before you can use the Meet add-in for Outlook, it must be installed in Office®.

  1. In the Add-ins section of the Office toolbar, click the Store icon.
  2. Search for Hangouts Meet.
  3. Follow the instructions to install the add-in.

Add a Meet video meeting to Outlook Mail or calendar event

The add-in adds a Meet icon in the Office Ribbon for Outlook Mail and Calendar.

Click the Meet icon and sign in with your G Suite account credentials, if prompted. You should see the joining information for the Meet video call added to your email or calendar invite.

Add guests

You can invite internal participants or external guests in multiple ways:

Join a video meeting

You can join a video meeting by clicking the event URL. If you are using Hangouts Meet hardware, enter the provided meeting code using the touchscreen or remote control. You can also invite guests during the video meeting.

FAQ

I don't have G Suite. Can I use the Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook?

No. You must have a G Suite account to use the Meet add-in for Outlook. However, non-G Suite customers can still join meetings that they are invited to. These invited participants do not need the add-in to join.

Can I invite users outside of my domain using the Meet add-in?

Yes. Users outside of your organization can request to join and will be added to the meeting after they're accepted by a participant in the meeting.

How can I remove the Meet add-in buttons on the Mail and Calendar views?

You can remove the buttons by right-clicking on the ribbon and selecting Customize the Ribbon. Under Home, select the Hangouts group and click the Remove button.

Can I use the Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook with Outlook for Mac and Outlook online?

Yes. The Meet add-in works with:

Only desktop (not mobile) devices support the Meet add-in for Outlook.

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