Google Meet Conferencing

How to get started with Google Meet

Google Meet is included as part of your G Suite account, but even those with a personal Gmail account can use Meet for free. However, you will be limited with the number of tools you have access to and each meeting is capped at 60 minutes total. You can find Meet listed under the Google apps after you've signed into your account, or download it from Google Play for your mobile device. Here are all the steps to take in order to set up a meeting with Meet


1) How to set up a video conference in Google Meet

  1. Click the app icon (it looks like a video camera) to open the dashboard and get started.

2) Testing your Audio & Video

In the upper right-hand corner you will see the settings icon. Clicking this icon opens a view window that shows your device's audio and webcam so you to test them.

  • This is a good way to make sure the tools you need to host a video conference are working.

3) Opening Join or Start a Meeting

When you're ready to create a meeting, simply click Join or start a meeting.

4) Enter a Meeting Code

You will be asked to enter a meeting code if you are joining an existing meeting, or to title the meeting you are creating. Click Continue.

5) Join the Meeting

On this screen, you will again have a chance to make sure your device's audio and video capabilities are working. On the right-hand side of the view screen, click Join now to start your meeting.

6) Add People

A window will pop up with your meeting information and a link to Add people. Clicking this will list all people in your Gmail contacts along with a field to invite others not in your contacts.

After choosing who to invite, click Send invitation. This will send the meeting link to your attendees.

The Presenters Controls

If you are the presenter, from your screen you will see tools for conducting your conference. In the bottom right-hand corner, click the three dots. This will give you the option to Record meeting. You will also find Turn on captions for members who are hearing impaired.