Join a video meeting

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With Meet, it’s easy to meet team members anywhere in the world, at any time–all from a computer or mobile device. If you would like to create a meeting, instead of joining one already in progress, read Start a video meeting.

Note: If you're not signed in to your G Suite account or joining another organization’s meeting, a participant might need to approve your request to join.

Join from a Calendar event

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See your scheduled meetings in Calendar and quickly join a video meeting.

  1. In Calendar, click the event you want to join.
  2. Click Join Hangouts Meet and in the window that opens, click Join Meeting.
Join Hangouts Meet
If your G Suite administrator allows it, you can also join from a Microsoft® Outlook® calendar event. For details, see Set up interoperability.

Join from Meet

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In Meet, you can select a scheduled event or you can enter a meeting code. 

Select a scheduled event:

  1. In a web browser, enter
  2. Select the meeting from your list of scheduled events.
  3. Click Join meeting.
Join Meet from web
Note: Participants who join after the fifth are automatically muted.

Enter a meeting code:

  1. In a web browser, enter
  2. Click Use a meeting code.

    The meeting code is the string of letters at the end of the meeting link. You don't have to enter the hyphens.

  3. Enter the meeting code and click Continue.

    Note: If your organization has purchased and installed Chromebox for meetings, you can also type this code into that device.

  4. Click Join meeting.
Join from the web using a code

Join with a meeting link URL

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Sometimes there isn’t enough time to schedule a meeting and book a room. With Hangouts Meet, you can join an impromptu video meeting by clicking the meeting link URL sent to you in a text or email.

  1. Click the meeting link sent to you in a chat message or email.
  2. Follow the onscreen prompts to join the meeting.
Join from an email
Join by phone


Join from a Google meeting room

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Select a meeting from the list of scheduled events using your Google meeting room hardware remote. 

  • If the Calendar event was created using Meet, you see the Meet video meetings experience screen. 
  • If the event was created using classic Hangouts, you see the Hangouts screen instead.

Join from a third-party system

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If your organization allows it, you can join a video meeting from a third-party conferencing system.

Note: To join video meetings from third-party video conferencing systems, your G Suite administrator needs to have interoperability turned on.

  1. In Calendar, open the event.
  2. Select More joining options.
  3. Select Third-party systems.
  4. Follow the instructions to join from your system.
More joining options from the web

What you can’t do

If you join from a third-party system, you can’t use Meet to control functions, such your camera or microphone. Instead, use the third-party controls.

For example, you can’t take the following actions from your third-party system:

  • See or write in-meeting chat.
  • Start or stop Meet recordings.
  • Admit or block other participants.
  • Mute or unmute other participants.

Other Meet participants cannot mute your room.

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