Secure video meetings for teams and businesses. Help your team stay securely connected with enterprise-grade video conferencing built on Google’s robust and secure global infrastructure. Meet is included with G Suite, G Suite Essentials, and G Suite for Education.
Free Google Meet accounts for individuals
You can use Meet to schedule, join or start secure video meetings with anyone—for a virtual yoga class, weekly book club, neighbourhood meeting, or happy hour with friends. Until now, Meet has only been available as part of G Suite, our collaboration and productivity solution for businesses, organizations and schools. Going forward, Meet will be available to anyone for free on the web at meet.google.com and via mobile apps for iOS or Android. And if you use Gmail or Google Calendar, you’ll be able to easily start or join from there, too.
If you have an existing Google Account (for example, if you’re a @gmail.com user), sign in at meet.google.com to get started. If you don’t have a free Google Account, it only takes a minute to create one using your work or personal email address of choice (we require this step as a security measure, and you’ll only need to do this once).
Meetings are limited to 60 minutes for the free product, though we won’t enforce this time limit until after Sept. 30. Creating a trusted meeting space is important, and being mindful when sharing meeting links in public forums can help create a safe experience for all attendees. For more tips on how to use Meet securely and effectively, visit our Help Center.
Google Meet for groups and teams
Groups within an organization can also use Meet to create video meetings that help coworkers connect one-on-one, collaborate as a team, and more. For organizations that aren’t already G Suite customers, today we’re announcing G Suite Essentials. G Suite Essentials is perfect for teams that need access to Meet’s more advanced features, such as dial-in phone numbers, larger meetings, and meeting recording. G Suite Essentials also includes Google Drive for easy and secure access to all of a team’s content, and Docs, Sheets and Slides for content creation and real-time collaboration.
Through Sept. 30, we’re providing G Suite Essentials and all of these advanced features free of charge. If you’re interested in G Suite Essentials, complete this form to get in touch with our sales team.
Start a Google Meet video meeting
Before you begin
- For G Suite users: Sign into a G Suite account.
- For non-G Suite users (using Google Meet with a personal account): make sure you have a Google Account.
- Review the requirements for Google Meet.
Start a new video meeting
- Schedule a video meeting from the Google Calendar app
- Get the Meet app
- Start a meeting in the Meet app
- Start a video meeting from Gmail
- Open the Google Calendar app .
- Tap Event.
- Add guests from inside or outside your organization. Tap Done.
- Tap Save.
- Go to the Play Store.
- Download and install the Google Meet app .
- On your device, tap the Google Meet app to open it.
Calls are synchronized across all devices so you can start a video call on one device and continue on another.
- Open the Meet app .
- Tap New meeting to start a meeting, or tap Meeting code, and enter a meeting code. G Suite users can type the nickname as well.
- Tap Join meeting.