Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is an easy way to video chat and hold meetings with up to 50 people. The service may be accessed online through the Gmail, Google+ websites, or mobile applications. Google Hangouts is a reliable alternative to Zoom Video Conferencing.


Start a Meeting:

  1. Navigate to  https://meet.google.com
  2. Click Join or Start a Meeting
  3. Enter a Nickname for the meeting or leave it blank and click Continue.
  4. Join the meeting:
    1. Join Now: to join the meeting with computer audio and video
    2. Present: to join the meeting with computer audio and share your screen
    3. Join and use a phone for audio: to join with computer video, enter your phone number, and Google Hangouts Meet will call your phone to join it's audio.
  5. Add others to the meeting:
    1. Copy the meeting info and share with participants
    2. Click Add people and enter participant's email or click Call and enter their phone number
  6. Once you are in the meeting you can:
    1. Mute/unmute your mic by clicking Screen-Shot-2020-03-24-at-9.44.17-AM.png
    2. Turn your camera on/off by clicking Screen-Shot-2020-03-24-at-9.46.01-AM.png
    3. Share your entire screen or a specific window/app by clicking Screen-Shot-2020-03-24-at-9.47.35-AM.png
    4. Leave the meeting by clicking Screen-Shot-2020-03-24-at-9.48.32-AM.png

Schedule a Meeting

  1. Login to Google Calendar
  2. Create a new event
  3. Under Add conferencing select Hangouts
  4. Fill out the rest of the meeting info and add guests.

For more information and help visit G Suite Hangouts and Google Hangouts Meet.