How to video conference with Google Meet

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 begin.

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 organisations 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.

What is Google Meet?

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.

For Google Workspace admins

Google Meet is already included in Google Workspace and G Suite for Education.

To start using Meet as part of Google Workspace, turn on video calling for your organisation.

How to access Google Meet

From your computer

Use any modern web browser – no download required

You can start a meeting or join a meeting from any modern browser on your desktop or laptop. There’s no additional software to install.

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 the Apple Store.


How to start a video meeting

Create a new meeting

Create a new meeting

To create a new video meeting, log in to your existing Google Account or sign up for free.

Invite online meeting

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

Join a meeting

Tap the meeting link from the invitation, enter the meeting code from your host here or call into the meeting using the dial-in number and PIN in the invitation.

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, such as anti-hijacking, to help to protect your data and privacy.
Unlimited number of meetings

Unlimited number of meetings

Connect with anyone – colleagues, 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 that you invite will need to sign in with a Google Account to join the meeting for added security.

Live captioning during meetings

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).

Compatible across devices

Compatible across devices

Google Meet works on any device. Join a meeting from your desktop/laptop, Android or iPhone/iPad.

For organisations that need conference-room support, Google Meet hardware offers affordable, high-quality options for purchase. Or you can learn more about Google Meet interoperability with non-Google systems.

Video and audio preview screen

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

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.

Controls for meeting hosts

Controls for meeting hosts

Anyone can easily pin, mute or remove participants. For privacy reasons, you cannot unmute another person. Ask them to unmute their audio.

For education accounts, only the meeting creator can mute or remove others. Learn how to set up Meet for distance learning.

Screen sharing with participants

Screen-sharing with participants

Present your entire screen or an application window to share presentations or collaborate on documents.

Improve your Meet presentations with these 10 tips.

Messaging with participants

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

Integration with Google and Microsoft Office apps

Join meetings directly from Gmail or Calendar.

Microsoft Office users can be added to an invitation and see meetings in their Microsoft® Outlook® calendar.

For advanced features, including live streaming, see plans and pricing.

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.

Encryption in transit on by default

All video meetings are encrypted in transit by default between the client and Google. Meet adheres to IETF security standards for Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) and Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP).

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 centre.

Security – Protecting data

Commitment to privacy and protecting your data

Google Meet adheres to the same robust privacy commitments and data protections as the rest of Google Cloud’s enterprise services.

Meet doesn't have user attention-tracking features or software.

Meet doesn't use customer data for advertising.

Meet doesn't 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

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

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

G Suite for Nonprofits

Eligible organisations can use G Suite for Nonprofits at no charge. Get Google Workspace’s secure business apps, such as Gmail, Drive, Docs and Meet to help your nonprofit to collaborate more effectively.

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