Google Meet (formerly known as "Google Hangouts Meet") is a videoconferencing service allowing U-M faculty, staff, and students to connect and collaborate with live video, audio, and screen sharing. With Meet you can work from home or abroad and join meetings, conference calls, and group discussions from any computer or mobile device.
Need to connect and collaborate with team-based messaging? Check out Google Chat.
- Larger meetings for up to 250 participants per call.
- Livestreaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain.
- The ability to record meetings and save them to U-M Google Drive.
Connect with Google Meet
Securing your Google Meet session ensures that your meetings stay private and free of unwanted attendees.
Participant Access without a Google Calendar Invitation
- U-M Google users can enter into any U-M Google Meet session if they have the link or U-M nickname for the session.
- External users without a Google Calendar invitation using the web address for a Google Meet session must request and receive approval to connect.
- Anyone who has dial-in information (phone number and PIN) for a Google Meet session can join via telephone.
Participant Access with a Google Calendar Invitation
Anyone invited to a Google Calendar event containing a Google Meet session can access it.
Securing Shared Google Calendars
Google Meet session details in shared Google Calendars are viewable if calendar sharing permissions are set to anything other than “See only free/busy (hide details)”.
Securing Individual Google Calendar Events
When scheduling a Google Meet via Google Calendar, make sure your event details are private. This only allows calendar event guests to view the meeting details, including the Google Meet session link.
To change your event to private:
- Open Google Calendar and then open the event you wish to update.
- Click Default visibility and select Private from the drop-down list.
- Click Save.
For more information on Google Calendar event privacy, see Google’s Help Center.
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