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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 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. Tap Share link Create a new meeting.
    • To share a meeting link, select an option:
      • Copy Content copy
        • You can email or text the link.
      • Share
    • To join a meeting you created, tap Join meeting Create New Meeting.

Schedule a meeting in the Google Meet app

  1. Open the Meet app Meet app.
  2. At the bottom right, tap New Camera.
  3. Tap Calendar Schedule in Google Calendar.
  4. At the top right, tap Save.
  5. Use the back button to return to the Meet app Meet app.
  6. Access the meeting:
    • In the Meet app home screen
    • 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.

Turn on Everyone is a viewer:

  1. On your Android device, open Google Calendar.
  2. Create a new meeting and add guests.
  3. In the Google Calendar meeting invite, open Host controls .
  4. Turn on Host management.
  5. In the "Guests" tab, turn on Everyone is a viewer by default.
  6. Optional: Add contributors.
    • To add contributors, add guests to the invite.
    • Tip: If their email doesn't display, make sure they're first added to the invite.

Learn how to assign view only role in Google Meet.

Control Meeting access with host controls

Use host controls to manage who can join your meetings.

  1. In Google Calendar, select an event.
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. In the "Host Controls" tab, under "Meeting access," choose a Meeting access type:
    • Open: Anyone with a meeting link can join your meetings. No one has to knock.
    • Trusted: Anyone within the host’s organization can join without knocking. Anyone outside the organization, but invited through a Google Calendar event, can join without knocking. Everybody else must knock.
    • Restricted: Anyone invited through a Google Calendar event or from within the meeting by a host can join. Everyone else must knock.
      • Not available for consumer users.
  4. Optional: To choose if you must join the meeting before anyone else, turn on "Host must join before anyone else."
  5. Tap Save.

Tip: Settings are at the meeting level, so different meetings can have different meeting access options. Recurring meetings keep the same settings as the first meeting.

Learn about default settings

  • Enterprise users: All new meetings are set to “Trusted” and your guests can join before you by default.
  • Education users: New meetings created through Google Classroom are set to “Restricted” and your guests can’t join before you. All other new meetings are set to “Trusted” and your guests can join before you by default.
  • Consumer users: All new meetings are set to “Trusted” and your guests can join before you by default. Anyone invited through Google Calendar invite is considered “Trusted.”

Start a video meeting directly from Gmail or Chat

Start a video meeting directly from Gmail or Chat.

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