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 to a video meeting in progress

Add people to a meeting

  1. At the bottom right, click People People and then Add people Add people.
  2. Enter the name or email address and then Send email.

Share joining info

  1. At the bottom right, click meeting details  .
  2. Click Copy joining info.
  3. Paste the meeting details into an email, or other app, and send.

Add a phone participant to a meeting in progress

You can add someone by phone to a Google Meet video meeting in certain countries and regions.

  1. After you join the meeting, at the bottom right, click People  People.
  2. Click Add people Add people and then Call Call .
  3. In the window, select the country you’re calling to add the country code and enter the phone number for the person that you want to call.
  4. Click Call Call.

Supported countries and regions

For a complete list of countries and regions, see Supported countries for adding guests by phone.

Bulk admit participants to a video call 

You can bulk admit participants and students into a video call. Only the meeting organizer can see or approve requests to join a meeting. The meeting organizer should stay in the meeting to approve requests.

  1. Click Admit or Deny entry, when a request to join the video call appears in the window.
  2. Click View all when you have multiple participants waiting to join the meeting. Choose an option:
    • Next to the name, click Admit or Deny entry to admit or deny participants one at a time.
    • Click Admit all or Deny all to admit or deny all participants at the same time.

Remove people during a video meeting

  1. At the bottom right, click People People.
  2. Next to the participant’s name, click More actions More and then Remove from meeting  or Hang up End call.

End meeting for all

Important: Host Management must be turned on to use End meeting for all.

Meeting hosts 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 that the hosts don’t have to remove participants manually.

Best practices

  • Workspace hosts with Quick access can keep it on or off when they end a meeting for everyone. When the same meeting link is used to restart the meeting, the meeting host can turn on Quick access if they want. 
  • Participants can access the meeting link for a meeting that has ended, but can't join until the meeting host restarts the meeting. The meeting will automatically restart once the host re-joins. If a host ends a meeting with Quick Access on, participants can re-join the meeting even without the host
  • To make sure students can't access the end-meeting feature to start or end meetings, admins can turn off the "Create a meeting" setting for students
  • By default, when a meeting created from Classroom ends, Quick access is automatically turned off. 
  • Some Workspace admins on certain Workspace editions can end a meeting with the Security Investigation Tool. Learn how to use the investigation tool.
  • 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, click Leave call End call.
  2. On the window that appears, click End meeting for all.

Optional: To leave the meeting but not end it for everyone, click Leave meeting.

Tip: End meeting for all will also end any open breakout rooms. If there are a lot of Breakout rooms open, the main room will end first and all other Breakout rooms may take up to a few minutes to end. 

Control access to a video meeting with Quick access

Important: 

  • Quick access is available with the following Google Workspace editions: G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Frontline, and all Workspace for Education editions.
  • Host Management must be turned on to use Quick access.

As the meeting organizer, you can use Quick access to decide if participants must 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.
  • Meeting host must join the meeting before anyone else can join.
  • Only participants invited by the host can join the meeting without asking/”knocking”. 
  • Participants from your organization who aren’t invited must ask to join the meeting. This includes people who want to dial into the meeting by phone.
  • People who are invited during the meeting by someone other than you must ask to join.
  • Only meeting hosts can dial out of the meeting.

Quick access is turned on by default for all meetings where host management is turned on. Workspace Admins can set the default to on or off.  After you start a video meeting, you can change the Quick access setting as often as you need.

Tips: 

  • 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. 
  • For meetings created from Google Calendar, invited participants can join anytime between 15 minutes before the scheduled time and the end of the meeting. Otherwise, participants will need to knock to join the meeting.

To turn Quick access on or off:

In a meeting 

  1. At the bottom right, click Host controls .
  2. Next to Quick access, click the switch On "" or Off ""

On Google Calendar 

Go to calendar.google.com and chose one: 

  • Create a new event
  1. Create a new event and then click Add Google Meet video conferencing
  2. On the right, click Change conference settings Settings
  3. Check the box next to "Quick access" and then click Save.  
  4. Set up your event.
  • Update an existing event
  1. Click a meeting and then click Edit event Edit
  2. Under event details, click Change conference settings Settings
  3. Check the box next to "Quick access" and then click Save
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