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Start or schedule a Google Meet video meeting

 You can set up or start a new Google meet video meeting from:

  • Meet
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Chat (Mobile only)
  • Another scheduling system
Tip: To make sure you don't join a meeting with an expired code and to better plan for the future meetings you create, check when meeting codes expire. Learn about meeting codes in Google Meet.

Get the Meet app

  1. Go to the Play Store.
  2. Download and install the Google Meet app Meet app.
  3. On your device, to open the app, tap the Google Meet app Meet app.

Calls are synchronized so you can start a video meeting on one device and continue on another.

Create or schedule a meeting in the Google Meet app

Make sure you have the latest version of the Meet app.

  1. Open the Meet app Meet app
  2. At the bottom right, tap New Camera.
  3. Select an option:
  • Share link Create a new meeting: 
    • To share a meeting link, select an option: 
      • Copy .
        • You can send this by email, text, or however you like.
      • Share Share.
    • To join the new meeting that you created, tap Join Meeting Create New Meeting.
  • Calendar Schedule in Google Calendar: 
    • Important: When you tap this option in Meet, the Google Calendar app will open to an editable event where you can change the event’s title, time, guest list, and other edits. Learn more about creating an event in Google Calendar.
    • At the top right, tap Save.
    • Use your device’s back button to return to the Meet app Meet app.
    • Access the meeting in the Meet app home screen or through the meeting link in your calendar event.

Start a meeting in the Meet (original) app

  1. Open the Meet (original) app .
  2. Tap New meeting.
  3. Select an option:
    • Get a meeting link to share: This generates a meeting link you can share to meet now or later. To invite others, tap Share invite. To join the meeting, copy the code into the "Join with a code" field.
      • Tip: Google Workspace users receive "Get joining info to share." This works exactly like the "Get a meeting link to share."
    •  Start an instant meeting: Create a meeting that you join now.
    • Calendar Schedule in Google calendar: To schedule a meeting, you're directed to the Google Calendar app.

Schedule a video meeting from the Google Calendar app

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap Add Event.
  3. Add guests.
  4. Tap Done and then Save.

Start a video meeting or call directly from Gmail or Chat

Start meetings or call directly from Gmail or from Chat.

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