Join a meeting

Important: Learn how to join a meeting in the new Meet app Meet app.

You can join a video meeting from Google Meet, Google Calendar, Gmail etc. You can also dial-in to a meeting from a phone or a meeting room or you can use Google Meet without a Google account. 

Learn which meetings you can join

Personal account users

As a personal account user, you can join:

  • All meetings you’re invited to by personal accounts users, Workspace Individual Subscribers, and Google One Subscribers.
  • Some meetings you're invited to by other Google Workspace Account users.
    • Tip: Admins of certain Workspace users can restrict you from joining meetings.
Google One Subscribers

As a Google One Subscriber, you can join:

  • All meetings you’re invited to by personal accounts users, Workspace Individual Subscribers, and Google One Subscribers.
  • Some meetings you're invited to by other Google Workspace Account users.
    • Tip: Admins of certain Workspace users can restrict you from joining meetings.
Google Workspace Individual Subscribers

As a Workspace Individual Subscriber, you can join:

  • All meetings you're invited to by personal account users, Workspace Individual Subscribers, and Google One Subscribers.
  • Some meetings you're invited to by other Google Workspace Account users.
    • Tip: Admins of certain Workspace users can restrict you from joining meetings.
Google Workspace for Education users

As a Google Workspace for Education user, your Google Workspace admin controls what meetings you can join. By default, you can join any meeting a Google Workspace user who isn't a Workspace Individual Subscriber organizes, but your admin can change it to one of the following:

  • Only join meetings organized by someone in your organization.
  • Join meetings organized by all users.
Workspace users

As a Google Workspace user, your Google Workspace admin controls what meetings you can join. By default, you can join any meeting a Google Workspace user, personal account user, Workspace Individual Subscriber, or a Google One Subscriber organizes, unless your admin restricts it to one of the following:

  • Only join meetings organized by someone in your organization.
  • Only join meetings organized by Google Workspace users.
    • Tip: This does not include Workspace Individual Subscribers.

Learn who can join your meetings

Personal account users

As a personal account user, anyone can join your meetings. This includes anyone:

  • Signed into a personal, Google One, or Workspace Individual Account.
  • In a chat room where the meeting link was created.
  • In a Google Workspace organization whose admins allow them.
    • Tip: Some Workspace admins might restrict their users from joining meetings organized by you.
  • Not signed into a Google Account.
    • Tip: They must knock to be let into the meeting.
Google One Subscribers

As a Google One Subscriber, anyone can join your meetings. This includes anyone:

  • Signed into a personal, Google One, or Workspace Individual Account.
  • In a chat room where the meeting link was created.
  • In a Google Workspace organization whose admins allow them.
    • Tip: Some Workspace admins might restrict their users from joining meetings organized by you.
  • Not signed into a Google Account.
    • Tip: They must knock to be let into the meeting.
Google Workspace Individual Subscribers

As a Workspace Individual user, anyone can join your meetings. This includes anyone:

  • Signed into a personal, Google One, or Workspace Individual Account.
  • In a chat room where the meeting link was created.
  • Who dials in by phone.
  • In a Google Workspace organization whose admins allow them.
    • Tip: Some Workspace admins might restrict their users from joining meetings organized by you.
  • Not signed into a Google Account.
    • Tip: They must knock to be let into the meeting.
Google Workspace for Education users

Important: By default, only users in your organization or anyone who dials in with a phone can join your meetings.

Your Google Workspace admin can change who joins your meetings to one of the following:

  • [Default] Only users in your organization or anyone who dials in with a phone.
  • Anyone signed in with a Google Account or anyone who dials in with a phone.
  • Everyone, even users not signed in with a Google Account.
Workspace users

Important: By default, all users can join your meetings. This includes users not signed into a Google Account.

Your Google Workspace admin can change who joins your meetings to one of the following:

  • Only users in your organization or anyone who dials in with a phone.
  • Anyone signed in with a Google Account or anyone who dials in with a phone.
  • [Default] Everyone, even users not signed in with a Google Account.
Join a video meeting from a Google Calendar event
  1. In Google Calendar, click the event you want to join.
  2. Click Join with Google Meet.
  3. In the window that opens, click Join Now
If your Google Workspace administrator allows it, you can also join from other video conferencing systems. For details, see Set up interoperability.
Join a video meeting from Meet
In Meet, you can select a scheduled event or you can enter a meeting code or nickname.

Select a scheduled event

  1. In a web browser, enter https://meet.google.com/.
  2. Select the meeting from your list of scheduled events. Only meetings scheduled through Google Calendar appear on Google Meet.
  3. Click Join now.

Tip: A chime sounds as the first 5 people join. After that, you receive a silent notification for new participants.

Enter a meeting code or nickname

  1. In a web browser, enter https://meet.google.com.
  2. Click Enter a code or link > click Join.
  3. Enter a meeting code or nickname.
    • The meeting code is the string of letters at the end of the meeting link. You don't have to enter the hyphens.
    • You can only use meeting nicknames with people in your organization. This feature is currently only available to Google Workspace users.
    • If your organization has purchased and installed a Meet hardware device, you can also type the meeting code or nickname into that device.

    • Leave the field blank to start a new meeting with a new code. 

  4. Click Continue and then Join now.
Join a video meeting from Gmail Join a video meeting with a meeting link URL
Sometimes there isn’t enough time to schedule a meeting and book a room. With 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.

Tip: Only participants on the calendar invite can enter without an explicit request to join meetings. Participants not on the calendar invite must request to join a meeting by “knocking”, which must be accepted by the meeting organizer. 

Use a phone to dial into a meeting
Important: You can only dial into meetings with a phone if the meeting is organized by a Google Workspace user.

A phone number is added only if administrators turn on the dial-in feature.

If your Google Workspace administrator allows, you can dial in for audio-only access to a Meet video meeting up to 15 minutes before the meeting starts until it ends. If someone is already in the meeting and grants access, you can join sooner.

You can be in a different organization or have a different Google Workspace edition from the event organizer. If you’re in the organizer's corporate directory, participants see your name in the meeting if not they see only a partial phone number.

  • Other participants should always verify that the person who dials in is the correct participant.
  • Anyone who dials in counts toward the maximum limit.
  • Regular call charges apply.

Join a meeting with a phone number

Tip:  If you try to dial in to a meeting before it starts you might get an error that the PIN is not recognized.

You can dial in during the scheduled meeting time using one of the following methods:

  • Enter the phone number that’s in the Google Calendar event or meeting invitation.
    Then, enter the PIN and #.
  • From the Meet or Calendar app, tap the phone number.
    The PIN is automatically entered.

All Google Workspace editions include a US phone number. G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, Google Workspace Essentials, Enterprise, and Education Plus editions also support international numbers in Meet video meetings. 

If your organization turns on Meet Global Dialing, more international numbers are available. Long distance and usage charges from your phone carrier may apply. 

Mute or unmute your phone

You're muted if another meeting participant mutes you or if you:
  • Press *6.
  • Have your phone's volume at the lowest level.
  • Join after the 5th participant.
Press *6 again or increase the volume to unmute.

List of supported countries for dialing in to a meeting

For a complete list of countries, read Supported countries for dialing in.

Join a video meeting from a Google meeting room
  • Select the meeting from the list of scheduled events with your Google meeting room hardware remote.
  • Enter the meeting code or nickname into your Google meeting room hardware device.
Join a video meeting from a third-party system

If your organization allows it, you can join meetings from third-party devices.

For administrator setup details, see Allow 3rd party devices to join Meet calls.

Zoom Rooms devices

To join a Google Meet call from a Zoom Rooms device, choose an option:

  • Tap the event on your device’s calendar if the meeting was scheduled ahead of time.
  • Tap the Google Meet icon and enter the meeting code.

Cisco Webex devices

To join a Google Meet call from a Cisco Webex device, choose an option:

  • Tap the event on your device’s calendar if the meeting was scheduled ahead of time.
  • Tap the Google Meet icon and enter the meeting code.

Other third-party systems using Pexip

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

What you can't do

If you join from a third-party system, you can’t use Meet to control functions, such as 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.
Join a video meeting without a Google Account
Important: The following information is for Meetings organized by Google Workspace users.
You don't need a Google Account to participate in Meet video meetings. However, if you don’t have a Google Account, the meeting organizer or someone from the organization must grant you access to the meeting.
Tip: If you are not signed into a Google or Gmail account, you cannot join using your mobile device.

Join a video meeting with a meeting link

  1. Open the chat message or email with the meeting link > click the meeting link.
  2. Click Ask to join.
  3. When someone in the meeting gives you access, you’ll join it.

Join a video meeting from Meet

  1. Go to meet.google.com.
  2. Click Use a meeting code.
  3. Enter the code and click Continue.
  4. Click Ask to join.
  5. When someone in the meeting gives you access, you’ll join it.

Other notes

  • When you join a meeting, we share your meeting identifier with the meeting host domain for troubleshooting and audit purposes. A meeting identifier is your email address or your phone number, if you called in to the meeting.
  • For users on Meet with a personal Google account: When a user flagged as abusive in a meeting tries to join another meeting, the moderator gets this message: "This person is suspected of being abusive in the past."

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