Start a Google Meet video meeting

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 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 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

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. If you want to start a new meeting, click New meeting. Choose an option:
    • Create a meeting for later: To share the meeting details with participants for a future meeting, copy the meeting link and share with participants. To directly start the meeting with this link, paste the link into a browser, or enter the link into the ‘Enter a code or link’ field and then click Join.
    • Start an instant meeting: Create a new meeting and join the meeting directly. 
    • Schedule in Google Calendar: To schedule a meeting, you’ll be directed to Google Calendar.
      • Tip: Google Workspace Essentials users can't schedule a meeting in Google Calendar.

Start a video meeting from Google Hangouts

You can start a Google Meet video call from within Google Hangouts. Learn how to start a video call.


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