How do I start Google Meet video calls in Gmail?
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(Pocket-lint) – Google has deeply integrated its Google Meet service into Gmail, allowing anyone to easily access the video conferencing service directly from the Gmail app for iOS and Android devices. This eliminates the need to use a standalone Google Meet app to start or join meetings.
How do I use Google Meet in the Gmail app?
Gmail offers access to Google Meet through a new large tab at the bottom of its interface. This new tab appears in a row at the bottom of your screen, next to Mail, Chat, and Spaces. Otherwise, Meet video calls in the Gmail app work just like in the Meet app, but with minor differences.
Start a video call
You can initiate a video call by opening the Gmail app and tapping on the Meet tab. You will see the option to start a new meeting and mute your microphone and camera. You can add attendees by sharing the meeting code and link via email or phone.
Join a video call
You can join meetings in Gmail by tapping the “Meet” link in Google Calendar or through a “Meet” link that may be provided to you by Gmail, Google Chat, or a third-party application. You can also go to the “Meet” tab in the Gmail app, then select “Join With a Code”.
How do I use Google Meet in Gmail on the web?
Prefer Gmail on the web to the Gmail mobile app? No problem.
All you need to do is sign in to your Gmail account in a web browser, then head to the Meet menu on the left sidebar. It should be at the bottom of the screen. If you click on it, you will see options to start a new meeting or join a meeting. If you select New Meeting, a dialog box appears with a Meet link that you can share with others.
How to Disable Google Meet in Gmail
If you don’t want Google Meet to appear as a tab, you can dive into the settings menu and disable the Google Meet integration.
- Open Gmail on the web.
- Go to Settings.
- Select “Chat and Meet”.
- In the “Meet” section, make your changes.
- Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Is using Google Meet in Gmail free?
Google has made Google Meet free for all Gmail users. Anyone can use this service.
When can you try Google Meet in Gmail?
Google rolled out Meet for iOS and Android Gmail users in June 2020, and later for Gmail users on the web.
You want to know more ?
Check out our guide to Google Meet here.
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Written by Maggie Tillman. Edited by Luke Baker.