Add Meet video meetings to Outlook

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You can quickly add a Google Meet video meeting to a Microsoft Outlook event or email using the Google Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook. 

Participants can join by clicking the video meeting link in the Outlook event. For meetings organized through a G Suite account, users can dial in from a phone using the included number. After the meeting starts, you can invite additional users to the video meeting.

If you use Meet at work or school, you can add participants outside of your organization to the Outlook event or email. Someone from your organization must admit them into the meeting when they request to join.

 

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Before you begin

If you use Meet at work or school with a Windows computer, install DriveFS, which includes Meet for Outlook and other useful features.

You can also install only the Outlook add-in on your Mac or Windows computer.

Option 1: Install DriveFS and included Outlook plug-ins

Supported on Windows computers only.

If you use Meet at work or school on a Windows computer, install Google Drive File Stream. The included plug-ins allow you to add Meet video calls and attach Google Drive files to Outlook emails and events. 

You can install DriveFS on your Windows computer, or G Suite admins can deploy DriveFS to all users.

Requirements

  • Windows computer
  • Drive File Stream version 39 or later 
  • A Google Account, such as Gmail or G Suite

Not supported

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

If any of the following apply, install the Meet Add-In instead.

  • Mac computers
  • Outlook online

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Option 2: Install the Meet add-in

Install only the Meet add-in if you use Meet with a personal Google account, have a Mac computer, use Outlook Online, or don’t use Google Drive.

  1. In AppSource, go to Google Meet Add-In.
  2. Click Get it Now.
  3. Follow the instructions to install the Google Meet add-in.

Requirements

To use the Meet add-in for Outlook, you need:

  1. A Google Account, such as Gmail or G Suite.
  2. A computer using Outlook 2016 or 2019 for Windows, Outlook 2016 for Mac, or Outlook on the web.
  3.  G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GSSMO), which synchronizes your data between Outlook and your Google account.

Microsoft Exchange requirements

Exchange admins should enable the following items for Exchange Online or on-premises Exchange:

  • Exchange Online or an on-premises version of Exchange 2019 that supports Mailbox API requirement set 1.4
  • Enable add-in installation 
  • Enable access to Microsoft AppSource

To find your organization’s Exchange version, see the Microsoft documentation for servers and accounts.

Not supported

  • Mobile devices, which don’t support the Meet add-in for Outlook.
Add a Meet video meeting to an Outlook email or calendar event

After you install the add-in, you’ll see a Meet icon "" when editing an Outlook email or calendar event.

To add a Meet video meeting:

  1. Click the Meet icon "".
  2. If prompted, sign in with your Google Account (such as Gmail or G Suite).

The joining information for the video meeting is added to your email or calendar invitation.

Invite and add guests to a video meeting

You can have guests participate in meetings by adding them to an Outlook calendar event. 

Or, if your guests use Google Meet hardware, you can send them the video meeting code. They can join by entering the code using the touchscreen or remote control.

Finally, you can invite them during the video meeting. For details, see Add or remove people from a video meeting.

Join a video meeting

To join a video meeting, click the video meeting URL. You can also dial in to the meeting from a phone using the included number.

If you’re using Google Meet hardware, enter the meeting code using the touchscreen or remote control. 

 DriveFS for Outlook FAQ

I installed DriveFS on my Mac. Why don’t I see the Meet button in Outlook?

The DriveFS Meet add-in is supported on Windows computers only. Install the Meet add-in from AppSource.

Meet add-in for Outlook FAQ

Why do I get an error when trying to install the add-in?

Make sure you are signed in to a Google Account and your computer meets the Google Meet add-in requirements.

If you use Microsoft Exchange, ask your Exchange administrator for assistance with the Microsoft Exchange requirements.

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

Yes, if you are signed in to a Google Account such as Gmail and have installed the Meet add-in, you can add a Meet video meeting to an Outlook event or email.

Non-G Suite customers can join video meetings that they’re invited to. They don’t need the add-in to join.

(For G Suite users) Can I invite users outside of my organization using the Meet add-in?

Yes. You can add people outside of your organization to the Outlook event or email that includes Meet details.

Users outside of your organization can request to join and are added to the meeting after they’re admitted by a participant in the meeting.

How can I remove the Meet add-in buttons on the Mail and Calendar views?
  1. In Outlook, right-click the ribbonand thenclick Customize the Ribbon.
  2. Under Home, select the Meet group and click Remove.
Can I use the Meet add-in for Microsoft Outlook with Outlook for Mac and Outlook on the web?

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