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Start or join a Google Meet video meeting directly from Gmail

What’s changing

Google Meet is now available in Gmail, which means you can start and join meetings right from your inbox, making it even easier to stay connected.

Options to start or join a Google Meet video meeting now in Gmail

Enter a meeting code or nickname to join a Google Meet video meeting

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

With more and more people working and learning from home, we want to make it easier for you to connect and keep things moving forward. With Meet in Gmail, you can easily start or join a meeting in seconds. Our goal is to help you follow the flow of the day, seamlessly switching between email and video meetings—whichever form of communication you need.

Additional details

When you start a meeting, a new window pops up with a secure, unique URL. Choosing to join a meeting lets you enter a meeting code (provided by the organizer) or use a meeting nickname to quickly get everyone into an ad hoc meeting. Simply choose a nickname (ex: “catchup” or “kevin-priya”), share it with anyone inside your domain, and type it into “Join a meeting” to get everyone in your meeting.

Once in the meeting, you can invite more people to join.

This feature is currently only available in Gmail on the web with mobile coming soon.

Getting started

Admins: This feature will be ON by default for all domains with video calling enabled. You can disable Meet by turning off video calling in the Admin console. Alternatively you can turn it off by turning off the Hangouts Meet and Google Hangouts service, but this will turn off classic Hangouts as well.

End users: There is no end user setting for this feature. Visit the Help Center to learn more about starting or joining a video call from Gmail.

Rollout pace


  • Available to all G Suite customers



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