Google Meet

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.

Use your existing Google Account to start a secure meeting in Google Meet
Use your existing Google Account to start a secure meeting in Google Meet

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

You can start a new video meeting from your computer or mobile device with Google Meet.

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.
  • Want to use Google Meet with your team? G Suite Essentials is free through September 30th. Try it today

Start a new video meeting

Schedule a video meeting from the Google Calendar app

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap Add Event.
  3. Add guests from inside or outside your organization. Tap Done.
  4. Tap Save.

Get the Meet app

  1. Go to the Play Store.
  2. Download and install the Google Meet app Meet app.
  3. On your device, tap the Google Meet app 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.

Start a meeting in the Meet app

  1. Open the Meet app Meet app.
  2. Tap Add New meeting to start a meeting, or tap Keyboard Meeting code, and enter a meeting code. G Suite users can type the nickname as well.
  3. Tap Join meeting.

Start a video meeting from Gmail

Start meetings from Gmail

 

Schedule a video meeting

Schedule a video meeting from Google Calendar:

It’s easy to schedule a Meet video meeting in Google Calendar—just create an event and add your guests to it. A video meeting link and dial-in number (if you are a G Suite user) is added to a Calendar event either by inviting one or more guests to the event, or by clicking Add conferencing.

Note: Guests can forward the meeting link to other people. If someone tries to join who was not invited to the Calendar event, a meeting participant from your organization must accept their request. For meetings organized by a personal Google Account, only the meeting creator can admit these participants.

Steps are as follows:

  1. In Calendar, create an event.
  2. Click Add guests and enter the names or email of the people you want to invite.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Send to notify guests.

Schedule a video meeting from Microsoft® Outlook®:

To schedule a meeting with Outlook®, go to Add Meet video meetings to Outlook.

Schedule a video meeting in another scheduling system:

  1. Start a video meeting from Gmail or Meet (steps below).
  2. Copy the meeting details to an event created in your scheduling system.

Start a video meeting from Gmail

Start a video meeting from Meet

For G Suite users (using Meet with a work or school account)

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. Click Join or Start a meeting.
  3. Optional: Create a nickname for your meeting and enter the nickname. Click Continue.
  4. Click Join now.
  5. To add someone to a meeting, choose an option:
    • Click Copy joining info Copy and paste the meeting details into an email or another app.
    • Click Add people Add people and choose an option: 
      1. Under the Invite section, select a name, or enter an email address and click Send invite.
      2. Under the Call section, enter a phone number and press Call Call.

For Non-G-Suite users (using Meet with a personal account)

  1. Go to Google Meet.
  2. If you have a meeting code, enter a code in the “Enter meeting code” field and then click Join
  3. If you want to start a new meeting, click New Meeting.
  4. Choose an option:
    • Get a Meeting Link to share: This will generate a meeting link which you can share to meet now or later. Copy and paste the meeting link into a browser, or type the code into the “Enter meeting code” field and then click Join.
    • Start an instant meeting: Creates a meeting that you join now.
    • Schedule in Google Calendar: To schedule a meeting, you will be directed to Google Calendar.

Schedule a video meeting from the Google Calendar app

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. Tap Add Event.
  3. Add guests from inside or outside your organization. Tap Done.
  4. Tap Save.

Get the Meet app

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Download and install the Google Meet app Meet app.
  3. On your device, tap the Google Meet app 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.

Start a meeting in the Meet app

  1. Open the Meet app Meet app.
  2. Tap Add New meeting to start a meeting, or tap the Meeting code to enter a meeting code. G Suite users can type the nickname as well.
  3. Tap Join meeting.

Start a video meeting from Gmail

Start meetings from Gmail

 

Join a video meeting

Want to use Google Meet with your team?