Start a Google Meet video meeting

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

Before you start

  • For G Suite users: Sign in to a G Suite account.
  • For non-G Suite users (using Google Meet with a personal account): make sure that you have a Google Account.
  • Review the requirements for Google Meet.
  • Want to use Google Meet with your team? G Suite Essentials is free until 30 September. Try it today

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 organisation must accept their request. For meetings organised by a personal Google Account, only the meeting creator can admit these participants.

The steps are as follows:

  1. In Calendar, create an event.
  2. Click Add guests and enter the names or email of the people that 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 a video meeting from Meet

For G Suite users (using Meet with a work or school account)

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. Click Join or Start a meeting.
  3. Optional: 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: 
      1. Under the Invitation section, select a name or enter an email address and click Send invitation.
      2. Under the Call section, enter a phone number and press Call Call.

For non-G Suite users (using Meet with a personal account)

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. If you have a meeting code, enter a code in the ‘Enter meeting code’ field and then and click Join
  3. If you want to start a new meeting, click New meeting.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Get a meeting link to share: This will generate a meeting link that you can share to meet now or later. Copy and paste the meeting link into a browser, or type the code into the ’Enter meeting code‘ field and then and click Join.
    • Start an instant meeting: Creates a meeting that you join now.
    • Schedule in Google Calendar: To schedule a meeting, you will be directed to Google Calendar.


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