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Google Meet

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'Google Meet' is the business-oriented version of Google's Hangout platform and enables you to make video calls with over 100 participants.  It is included with G Suite and G Suite for Education. There's a mobile app and also an Add-in for using in MS Outlook email.

Security Note:  Google Meet video meetings are encrypted in transit. Users can join securely even when they're off site. If you join a video meeting by phone, the audio follows the telephone carriers' network and might not be encrypted.

Google Meet Instructions, Tips to Use Effectively, Ideas for Remote Learning

Google Meet window with buttons (Mute Mic, Hang Up Call, Hide Camera, Captions, Popup menu)

Start an instant meeting in a web browser:

  1. Click 'Join or start a meeting'

  2. Enter your name/nickname (or leave it blank) to start your own meeting. Click 'Continue'

  3. Click 'Join now'

  4. To add someone to a meeting: Click 'Copy joining info' and paste the meeting details into an email or another app

Install & Use Google 'Meet' add-in for Microsoft Outlook

  1. In the Outlook toolbar, in the Add-ins section, click 'Store' (red shopping bag icon).
  2. Search for Hangouts Meet.
  3. Follow the instructions to install the add-in.

Hangouts Meet buttonAfter you install the add-in, you’ll see a Hangouts Meet icon in an Outlook email or calendar event.

Create a Google (Hangouts) Meet video meeting:

  1. Click the Hangouts Meet icon
  2. If prompted, sign in with your G Suite account

The joining information for the video meeting is added to your email or calendar invitation.

  • Participants inside your organization can join by clicking the video meeting link in the Outlook event.  They may need to sign into G Suite.

  • Participants outside of your organization can request to join the meeting. After the meeting starts, you can invite additional users to the video meeting.

  • Note:  Guests on the web don't need a Google account to participate in a meeting.


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