Quick Guide to Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool (like Zoom) that is part of UCR's Google Apps (note: you must be signed into your UCR Google Account). If you're looking for an alternative to Zoom, you also have access to this tool. Watch a quick training video, or look at our quick guide below.

Below is a quick guide to Google Meet. See the links here for more training.


1. Schedule a video meeting from Calendar.

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Go to Google Calendar and create an event.

Create events: name the meeting, enter date and time, invite guests, and manage details


2. Start a video meeting.

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From a browser: Enter https://meet.google.com in Chrome Browser.

Start a meeting from web


From your mobile device: Open the Meet app on your Android (Play Store) or Apple® iOS® (App Store) mobile device.

Start videoconferencing on mobile


  3. Join a video meeting.

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A chime sounds when the first 5 people join the meeting.  Additional participants do not chime when joining and are automatically muted.

From Calendar: In Calendar, click the event you want to join.

Join Hangouts Meet


From Gmail: Click the meeting link in a text or email.

Join from an email


From Meet: In Meet, join a scheduled meeting or use a meeting code.

Join from the web using a code


From your mobile device: Open the Calendar event or meeting invite to dial in to a meeting from a phone.

Join by phone


From a third-party conferencing system: Open the Calendar event or meeting invite. Click More joining options to join from a third-party conferencing system.

More joining options from the web

4. Collaborate during a video meeting.

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