Start a Google Meet video meeting

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

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 Google Workspace 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 a video meeting from Meet

For Google Workspace 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 Invite section, select a name, or enter an email address and click Send invite.
      2. Under the Call section, enter a phone number and press Call Call.

For 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 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 which 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 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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