How do I use Google Meet
Video conferencing through Google Meet
Having a secure video conference is easy with Google Meet. Download the app or go to Google Meet using an up-to-date web browser and you're good to go.
What is Google Meet?
Google makes professional-quality video conferencing accessible to everyone. Anyone with a Google account can now create a video conference with up to 100 participants. The maximum duration of the conference is limited to 60 minutes.
Companies, educational institutions and other organizations can take advantage of premium functions, including meetings with up to 250 internal or external participants and live streaming for a maximum of 100,000 viewers within a domain.
How to register for Google Meet
Access Google Meet
Download the Google Meet mobile app
With the Google Meet mobile app, you can start, join, and share your screen in a video conference. Simply download the app from Google Play or the App Store.
How to start a video conference
Create a new video conference
To create a new video conference, log into your existing Google account. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one for free.
Invite others to a video conference
Send a link or meeting code to everyone who should take part in the video conference. The free Google Meet version requires attendees to sign in with an existing Google account or create a new one.
Participate in a video conference
Tap the meeting link on the invitation or enter the meeting code the organizer sent you here. You can also dial in by phone using the dial-in number and PIN from the invitation.
If you use Meet to work from home, you will find answers to many questions in our toolkit for teleworking.
How to use the free features of Google Meet
Any number of video conferences
Stay in touch with colleagues, customers, classmates or fellow students as often as you want.
You can invite up to 100 participants to your video conferences. If you are using the free version of Google Meet, all participants must sign in with a Google account for security reasons.
Automatic subtitles in video conferences
Now it's even easier to follow video conferences thanks to automatic subtitles based on Google's speech recognition technology. To switch on the subtitles, simply click on the three-dot menu and activate the function (only available in English).
After clicking the meeting code or link, you can adjust the video and audio settings and see how attendees see you on the webcam. You will also see a preview of the participants in the video conference who have already joined.
Customizable layouts and screen settings
Google Meet automatically changes the layout of a video conference to show the most active content and participants.
If you'd like to change the layout, click the three-dot menu in the bottom corner of the Meet screen.
Chat messages can make video conferences even more interactive. Would you like to exchange files, links or messages with the participants? Then just click on the chat icon. Chat messages can only be sent during a video conference.
Integration with Google and Microsoft Office apps
You can join video conferencing directly from Gmail or Google Calendar.
Microsoft Office users can also be invited and see the video conference in their Microsoft® Outlook® calendar.
Protected against abuse by default
Various anti-abuse measures are used in Google Meet to ensure secure video conferencing. This includes features to protect against hacking and controls for secure conferencing. Two-step verification including security keys is also supported.
Compliance for regulatory requirements
Our products, including Meet, are regularly checked by independent bodies for their security, data protection and compliance settings. You can find a full list of our certifications and attestations in the Compliance Resource Center.
In Meet there are neither functions nor software for tracking users' attention.
Customer data is not used in Google Meet for advertising purposes.
Google Meet customer data is not sold to third parties.
Google Meet as part of the Google Workspace for Educators, Nonprofits, and Healthcare Professionals
Educational institutions can use Google Meet for free as part of G Suite for Education. Meet, Classroom and the rest of the tools in Google Workspace meet the compliance requirements of COPPA, FERPA and the GDPR.
Google Workspace for Healthcare
If you want to use Google Meet for virtual doctor visits in accordance with HIPAA, you can use the tool as part of the Google Workspace. With the Google Workspace you can also save data securely in Google Drive and use digital admission forms.
Google Workspace for Nonprofits
Eligible organizations can use Google Workspace for Nonprofits for free. With Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Meet and other professional apps from Google Workspace, you can work together more effectively in your nonprofit organization.
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