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Use Meet hardware to join a Zoom meeting

You can join a Zoom meeting from Google Meet hardware. Some Zoom features are not available when using a Google Meet Hardware device to join.

Before you begin

  • To enable Meet hardware devices to join a Zoom meeting, turn off the Only authenticated users can join meetings setting in your Zoom web portal.
  • Make sure the registration required setting is disabled in the Admin console. If not, you won’t be able to use your Meet hardware device to join the meeting. 

Schedule a Zoom meeting on a Meet hardware device

If a Google Calendar user in your organization creates an event that includes Zoom meeting details, they can add the room that is associated with a Google Meet hardware device. The Zoom meeting appears on the room’s agenda. 

If the event with Zoom meeting details originated outside of your organization or from a client other than Google Calendar, the user may not have permission to directly add the room. In this case, they can:

  1. Duplicate the event in Google Calendar.
  2. Add the room with Google Meet hardware to the duplicated event. 
  3. To prevent participants from getting multiple invitations, remove them from the duplicated event.

Alternatively, users can create their own meeting to invite participants to the conference room. Instead of adding a Meet link, users can copy and paste the Zoom join details into the description of the event. The Meet hardware device should recognize the Zoom join details and display it on the agenda.

Join a scheduled Zoom meeting from a Meet hardware device

  1. Enter the room with the Meet hardware device that has a Zoom interoperability (interop) call scheduled.
  2. Tap the meeting name that includes the subtitle Via Zoom. Use the touch controller or remote control to select the meeting.
    The meeting begins when the Zoom host joins. 

Join with a meeting code

  1. Find an available Meet hardware room.
  2. Tap Join or start a meeting.
  3. On the top left, tap Meetand thenZoom.
  4. In the Zoom Meeting number, enter the number from the Zoom invitation.
  5. Tap Join.
  6. Enter the meeting password, if one is required.
  7. Tap Join.
    The meeting begins when the Zoom host joins. 

Allow Meet hardware devices to join Zoom calls without being admitted by a host

By default, to join a Zoom call using a Meet hardware device, participants must be admitted by a host already in the meeting. As an administrator, you can allow Meet hardware devices to join Zoom calls without asking by generating an interop token in the Zoom web portal and adding it to the Google Workspace Admin console.

Step 1: Generate an interop token in the Zoom web portal

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an admin with the privilege to edit Zoom Rooms settings.
  2. To generate a token, click Account Managementand thenAccount Settingsand thenMeetingand thenAllow my organization's 3rd party conference room systems to join my Zoom meetings as an authorized user.
  3. Copy the token; it will not be shown again.
    For more details, go to Zoom Interop for Google Meet.

Step 2: Add the token to the Google Admin console

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. Go to Menu and then Devicesand thenGoogle Meet hardwareand thenSettings.
  3. In the Service settings section, click Built-in interoperability direct access.
  4. Paste the token you generated in the Zoom web portal in the section for Zoom Waiting Room bypass.
  5. Click Save.

We expect this feature to be able to bypass the Only authenticated users can join meetings Zoom setting in a future release.

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