Google Meet

Start Meet video meetings from Gmail

Improvements coming soon to Google Meet

Meet is designed to scale to support meetings with up to 250 participants or a livestream with 100,000 in-domain viewers.

Recently improvements to layouts were rolled out that let you see up to 16 participants, along with the content that’s being shared, all at the same time. More improvements are on the way including letting you see up to 49 participants at once.

  • Hand raising: Increase participation in larger meetings by enabling participants to “raise their hands” when they have a question or something to say.
  • Meeting attendance: Give meeting hosts a simple way to see who attended their meeting.
  • Breakout rooms: Make it easy for large meetings to split into smaller groups, have parallel discussions, and reconvene once finished.
  • Q&A: Provide a channel for the audience to ask questions without disrupting the flow of the conversation.
  • Polling: Engage participants in large meetings with real-time polling.
  • Additional moderator controls: Give meeting hosts additional controls for muting, presenting, joining, and more.

Schedule and invite people to Meet video meetings using Calendar

Workarounds with Chrome Extensions


  1. Better Facilitator Controls (i.e. Mute/Unmute all, waiting room, etc.)
  2. Larger Tile View (More than 16)
  3. Jamboard Integration (Whiteboard)
  4. Blurred Backgrounds
  5. Attendance Tracking (Enterprise)
  6. Breakout Rooms (Enterprise)
  7. Hand Raising
  8. Q&A and Polling (Enterprise)

Use your phone as your microphone and speaker

Enhanced Moderator Controls

  • Prohibit participants from joining meetings after they’ve been ejected or after they’ve been denied entry twice
  • End meetings for all participants when class is finished
  • Manage join requests with ease by accepting or rejecting them in bulk
  • Disable in-meeting chat and set restrictions on who can present during a meeting 
  • A setting that requires the teacher to join first

See up to 49 participants in Google Meet

Stop Students From Joining Early and Rejoining After in Google Meet