Start a Google Meet video meeting

You can start a new video meeting from your computer or mobile device with Google Meet.

Before you begin

  • For G Suite users: Sign into a G Suite account.
  • For non-G Suite users (using Google Meet with a personal account): make sure you have a Google Account.
  • Review the requirements for Google Meet.

Start a new video meeting

Schedule a video meeting

Schedule a video meeting from Google Calendar:

It's easy to schedule a Meet video meeting in Google Calendar—just create an event and add your guests to it. A video meeting link and dial-in number (if you are a G Suite user) is added to a Calendar event either by inviting one or more guests to the event, or by clicking Add conferencing.

Note: Guests can forward the meeting link to other people. If someone tries to join who was not invited to the Calendar event, a meeting participant from your organization must accept their request. For meetings organized by a personal Google Account, only the meeting creator can admit these participants.

Steps are as follows:

  1. In Calendar, create an event.
  2. Click Add guests and enter the names or email of the people you want to invite.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Send to notify guests.

Schedule a video meeting from Microsoft® Outlook®:

To schedule a meeting with Outlook®, go to Add Meet video meetings to Outlook.

Schedule a video meeting in another scheduling system:

  1. Start a video meeting from Gmail or Meet (steps below).
  2. Copy the meeting details to an event created in your scheduling system.

Start a video meeting from Gmail

Start Google Meet video meetings in Gmail

Start a video meeting from Gmail

  1. Open Gmail Gmail.
  2. In the sidebar, click Start a meeting.
  3. In the Meet window, choose an option to join the meeting:
    • To join using your computer’s camera for video and your computer's microphone for audio, click Join now.
    • (G Suite users) Using your phone for audio, click Join and use a phone for audio and then follow the on-screen prompts. 
    • If you join by phone, you can still use your computer for video. For details, go to Use a phone for audio in a video meeting.
  4. Once in the meeting, add other people:
    • Share a meeting code: click Copy joining info, then paste it into a messaging app. 
    • Invite someone by email: click Add people and then enter a name or email address and then click Send invite.
    • Invite someone by phone: click Add people and then click Call and then enter a phone number. This feature is currently available for meetings created via a G Suite account.

Important: For meetings organized via a personal account, only the meeting creator can in-call invite someone.

Start a video meeting from Meet

  1. In a web browser, enter https://meet.google.com.
  2. Click Join or Start a meeting.
  3. (Optional for G Suite users) Create a nickname for your meeting and enter the nickname. Click Continue.
  4. Click Join now.
  5. To add someone to a meeting, choose an option:
    • Click Copy joining info Copy and paste the meeting details into an email or another app.
    • Click Add people Add people and choose an option:
      • Under the Invite section, select a name, or enter an email address and click Send invite.
        • Tip: For meetings created via a personal Google account, only the meeting moderator can send an in call invite.
      • Under the Call section, enter a phone number and press Call Call. This feature is currently available for meetings created via a G Suite account.

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