Add or remove people from a Google Meet video call

You can add people to a video meeting in Google Meet before or after the meeting starts. You can also remove people during a video meeting. 

Some people need to request permission before they can join the video meeting. For details, go to Join a video meeting.

Add people during a video meeting

While in the meeting, you can invite others to join. For meetings organized through personal Google accounts, only the meeting organizer can admit participants.

  • Google Workspace users: To admit someone who isn’t in your organization, someone from within your organization must admit the invited participant.
  1. Open the Meet app Meet app and join a video call. 
  2. On the top left, tap the meeting name.
  3. On the "People" tab, to send the meeting details to other participants, tap Share joining info .

Tip: For meetings organized by Google Workspace users, the joining info includes how to join via a phone. 

From within a dial-out supported country, you can use Meet to call US or Canadian phone numbers. If your organization turns on Meet Global Dialing, you can use Meet to call more international numbers.

Remove people during a video meeting

Important: You need to be in the same Google Workspace organization as the meeting organizer to remove someone from a call. For calls organized through your personal Google account, only the meeting organizer can remove participants during a video call.

  1. At the top left, tap the meeting name.
  2. On the "People" tab, next to a participant, tap More actions Customize and control Google Chrome and then Remove .
  3. In the window that appears:
    • To remove and report:
      1. Check the box next to “Fill out an abuse report.”
      2. Tap Remove.
      3. Fill out the abuse report.
      4. Tap Submit.
    • To only remove: Click Remove.

Google Workspace for Education users: Participants (both in-domain and out of domain) removed from the meeting can't request access to join the meeting again. If a participant's requests to join a meeting are denied twice, they won't be able to request to join the meeting again. In these cases, the meeting organizer can manually invite them back into the meeting.

Google Workspace for Education users

Control access to a video meeting

As the meeting organizer, use Quick access to decide who needs to ask to join the video meeting.

When Quick access is on:

When Quick access is off:

  • Participants from your domain can automatically join the meeting using their computer or mobile device.
  • Participants who dial into the meeting using their phone can automatically join.
  • Any participant can dial out of the meeting.
  • All participants from inside and outside of your organization must ask to join the meeting. This includes people who dial into the meeting by phone.
  • People who are invited during the meeting by someone other than you must ask to join.
  • Only you can dial out of the meeting.

Quick access is turned on by default. After you start a video meeting, you can change the setting as often as you need.

Tip: If you turn Quick access on or off in recurring meetings or meetings that re-use the same meeting code, the setting will be saved for future meetings. If you turn Quick access on or off in a one-time, nicknamed, or instant meeting, the setting will return to on after the meeting ends. 

To turn Quick access on or off

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen and then Menu More
  2. Tap Meeting safety  and then turn Quick access On or Off.

End meeting for all 

Meeting organizers and moderators on an iOS device can end the meeting for everyone on a video call. End meeting for all ends the meeting and automatically removes all participants from the meeting, so you don't have to remove participants manually.

Tips:

  • When the meeting ends for everyone, Quick access automatically switches off. When the same meeting link is used to restart the meeting, the organizer can turn on Quick access if they want.
  • Participants can access the meeting link for a meeting that ended, but can't join until the meeting organizer restarts the meeting. The meeting will automatically restart once the organizer re-joins.
  • To make sure students can't access the feature to start or end meetings, admins can switch off "Create a meeting" for students
  • Create a new meeting each time you want to meet with a different group of participants. When you restart an ended meeting, all previous participants can join.

To End a meeting for all:

  1. On the bottom of your screen, tap Leave call "".
  2. On the menu that appears, tap End meeting for all.
Optional: To leave the meeting but not end it for everyone, tap Leave meeting.
 
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