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 organised through a Google Workspace 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 organisation to the Outlook event or email. Someone from your organisation must admit them into the meeting when they request to join.
Before you begin
If you use Meet at work or school with a Windows computer, install Drive for desktop, which includes Meet for Outlook and other useful features.
You can also install only the Outlook add-in on your Mac or Windows computer.
Supported on Windows computers only.
If you use Meet at work or school on a Windows computer, install Google Drive for desktop. The included plug-ins allow you to add Meet video calls and attach Google Drive files to Outlook emails and events.
You can install Drive for desktop on your Windows computer, or Google Workspace admins can deploy Drive for desktop to all users.
- Windows computer
- Drive for desktop version 39 or later
- A Google Account, such as Gmail or Google Workspace
Mobile devices that 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
Only install 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.
- In AppSource, go to Google Meet add-in.
- Click Get it now.
- Follow the instructions to install the Google Meet add-in.
To use the Meet add-in for Outlook, you will need:
- A Google Account, such as Gmail or Google Workspace.
- A computer using Outlook 2016 or 2019 for Windows®, Outlook 2016 for Mac® or Outlook on the web.
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®
- Mobile devices, which don’t support the Meet add-in for Outlook.
After you've installed the add-in, you’ll see a Meet icon when editing an Outlook email or calendar event.
To add a Meet video meeting:
- Click the Meet icon .
- If prompted, sign in with your Google Account (such as Gmail or Google Workspace).
The joining information for the video meeting is added to your email or calendar invitation.
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.
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.
Drive for desktop for Outlook FAQ
I installed Drive for desktop on my Mac. Why don’t I see the Meet button in Outlook?
Meet add-in for Outlook FAQ
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.
Personal account users can join video meetings that they’re invited to. They don’t need the add-in to join
Yes. You can add people outside of your organisation to the Outlook event or email that includes Meet details.
Users outside of your organisation can request to join and are added to the meeting after they've been admitted by a participant in the meeting.
- In Outlook, right-click the ribbonclick Customise the Ribbon.
- Under Home, select the Meet group and click Remove.
Yes. See Option 2: Install the Meet add-in.
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