What's new in Google Meet

Learn about the new features and enhancements available in Google Meet. 
 
About access to advanced Meet features

From March through September of 2020, all G Suite customers had access to advanced Google Meet video conferencing features. These features included larger meetings, the ability to record meetings, and in-domain live streaming.

Access to advanced Meet features is now determined by your account and edition


Learn more about Meet security
Meet's security controls are turned on by default, so in most cases you don't need to take extra steps to ensure the right protections are in place. Learn more about Google Meet security & privacy for administrators and how Google Meet keeps your video conferences protected.

June 2020

Filter out noise in video meetings
To help limit interruptions to your meeting, Meet can now filter out background noise such as keyboard typing, doors opening and closing, and construction outside your window. Cloud-based AI is used to remove noise from your audio input while still letting your voice through. Learn more about Noise cancellation.
Meet in Gmail for Mobile

We will soon be introducing a dedicated Meet tab in the Gmail iOS and Android mobile apps. Participants will be able to join secure video meetings directly in Gmail without needing to open another app on their phone. Learn more about Meet in Gmail for Mobile.

Improvements to tiled layouts

When you choose a layout, it is automatically saved as your preferred layout. This means it will be automatically applied to future meetings unless you change it. Learn how to set your layout preference.

Saved layout preferences

When you choose a layout, it is automatically saved as your preferred layout. This means it will be automatically applied to future meetings unless you change it. Learn how to set your layout preference.

May 2020

 
Hide or show Meet in Gmail

You can now control whether Meet appears in your Gmail sidebar. Learn more about showing or hiding Google Meet in Gmail.

Meet premium video meetings—free for everyone

We are making Meet, our premium video conferencing product, free for everyone. Meet is a secure and reliable video conferencing solution that’s trusted by schools, governments and enterprises. Anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and enjoy many of the same features available to our business and education users, such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view. Learn more about Google Meet premium video meetings.

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April 2020

Tiled layout for larger calls

See and be seen in larger video meetings with a grid layout

How to use it: Team meetings, celebrations, virtual classrooms, or any other large meetings that require you to see and connect with multiple participants at once.

Learn more at See up to 16 Google Meet participants at once with tiled layout.


 

Meet in Gmail for web

Create and join meetings from Gmail on the web

How to use it: Save time and keep your place without switching between meetings and your inbox—join and start meetings directly from Gmail (web only).

Learn more at Start or join a Google Meet video meeting directly from Gmail.

Present high-quality video and audio in Meet

Share full-motion videos to enhance presentations

How to use it: Present high-quality, full-motion videos (up to 30 fps) during a meeting.

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Low-light mode on mobile devices

Automatically adjust video in low-light conditions (mobile only)

How to use it: When you’re calling in from your mobile device, low-light mode updates video quality so you can engage confidently from wherever you are.

Learn more at Video conference anywhere with low-light mode for Google Meet on mobile.

March 2020

New controls for education accounts

For education accounts, only the meeting creator, calendar event owner, or person who sets up a meeting on an in-room hardware device can mute or remove video meeting participants. This ensures student participants can’t mute or remove one another or the teacher. (This automatic restriction is being applied to all education accounts, starting March 19, 2020.) Learn more about controls for education accounts.

December 2019

Support for Internet Explorer 11

You can now use Google Meet with Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11. To use Meet with Internet Explorer, download the latest version of the support plugin. For details on the current limitations with Internet Explorer 11, go to Limitations.

October 2019

Increased participant limits

  • If you have a Google Workspace Enterprise edition, you can now host meetings with up to 250 participants.
  • There are increased participant limits for all other Google Workspace editions. New maximum participant limits: Google Workspace Enterprise (250), G Suite Business (150), and G Suite Basic (100).

International dial-in numbers available in more editions

International Google Meet dial-in phone numbers for Google Workspace Enterprise customers is now extended to new meetings organized by G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite Basic customers.
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