How to Use Google Meet Video Conferencing

Google Meet makes it easy to start a secure video meeting. Join from any modern web browser or download the app, and you’re ready to go.
What is Google Meet
Google is making enterprise-grade video conferencing available to everyone. Now, anyone with a Google Account can create an online meeting with up to 100 participants and meet for up to 60 minutes per meeting.
Businesses, schools, and other organizations can take advantage of advanced features, including meetings with up to 250 internal or external participants and live streaming to up to 100,000 viewers within a domain.
How to sign up for Google Meet
For personal use
If you’re already using Gmail, Google Photos, YouTube, or another Google product, just sign in to your existing Google Account.
Don’t have a Google Account? Sign up for free.
For business use
If you’re already a Google Workspace user, just sign in to your existing account.
If you don’t have a Google Workspace account, see plans and pricing to learn about options for business.
From your phone or tablet
Download the Google Meet mobile app
Join, host, or share your screen from the Google Meet mobile app. Download from Google Play or Apple Store.
How to start a video meeting
Create a new meeting
To create a new video meeting, log in to your existing Google Account or sign up for free.
Invite others to your online meeting
Send a link or meeting code to anyone you want to join the meeting. For the free version of Google Meet, guests will need to create or sign in to an existing Google Account to join.
Join a meeting
Tap the meeting link from the invite, enter the meeting code from your host here, or call into the meeting using the dial-in number and PIN in the invite.
For help on working from home using Meet, please see our working remotely toolkit.
How to use Google Meet’s free features
Enjoy free video conferencing for up to 100 participants. Google Meet also offers counter-abuse measures like anti-hijacking to help protect your data and privacy.
Unlimited number of meetings
Connect with anyone—coworkers, clients, classmates—as often as you’d like.
Invite up to 100 participants to a meeting. If you’re using the free version of Google Meet, anyone you invite will need to sign in with a Google Account to join the meeting for added security.
Live captioning during meetings
Follow along in real time with automated live captions powered by Google’s speech recognition technology. To turn on closed captions, click the three dots on the Meet screen to bring up the option (available in English only).
Video and audio preview screen
After clicking your meeting code or link, you can adjust your camera and mic and see how you look before entering the meeting. You’ll also get a preview of who has already joined the meeting.
Adjustable layouts and screen settings
Meet automatically switches the layout in a video meeting to display the most active content and participants.
To switch the layout, click the three dots in the lower corner of the Meet screen.
Messaging with participants
Make meetings more engaging with live messaging during calls. To share files, links, and other messages with participants, click the chat icon. Messages are only available during the meeting.
Integration with Google and Microsoft Office apps
Join meetings directly from Gmail or Calendar.
Microsoft Office users can be added to an invite and see meetings on their Microsoft® Outlook® calendar.
Security, compliance, and privacy
Anti-abuse features on by default
Google Meet employs an array of anti-abuse measures to keep your meetings safe, including anti-hijacking features and secure meeting controls. It also supports multiple 2-step verification options including security keys.
Compliance to support regulatory requirements
Our products, including Meet, regularly undergo independent verification of their security, privacy, and compliance controls. For a full list of certifications and attestations, visit the Compliance resource center.
Meet does not have user attention-tracking features or software.
Meet does not use customer data for advertising.
Meet does not sell customer data to third parties.
Google Meet for education, healthcare, and nonprofits as part of Google Workspace
Educators, nonprofits and healthcare professionals looking for video conferencing can get Google Meet through Google Workspace, which includes additional privacy features and tools.
G Suite for Education
Schools can use Google Meet for free as a part of G Suite for Education. Meet, Classroom, and the rest of Google Workspace can be used to support compliance with regulations like COPPA, FERPA, and GDPR.
Google Workspace for healthcare
Use Google Meet as a part of Google Workspace to enable HIPAA compliance when caring for patients remotely with virtual visits. With Google Workspace you can also store data securely in Drive and go paperless with digital intake forms.
G Suite for nonprofits
Eligible organizations can use G Suite for Nonprofits at no charge. Get Google Workspace’s secure business apps like Gmail, Drive, Docs, and Meet to help your nonprofit collaborate more effectively.
How leading companies use Google Meet
“We’re big fans of Meet… It’s helpful to be able to see every participant. This is extremely helpful these days. All our internal meetings are on Meet right now as we are all working from home.”

—Oliver Mientz, IT Manager, Burger King Deutschland GmbH

“In just under three months, we saw people working differently…with over 57,000 hours of Google Meet sessions conducted in one month alone, allowing our employees to collaborate while in the office and on mobile, connecting our global teams.”

—Mike Crowe, CIO, Colgate-Palmolive

“We need to interact with many people at once and see their reactions, with everyone simultaneously seeing the same deck in Slides. We couldn’t do any of this without Google Meet.”

—Leandro Perez, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Salesforce


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