Google Meet - Get Started

How to create a meeting link using Google Meet

  1. Open Chrome (download and install Google Chrome)
  2. Navigate to
  3. Click Sign In in the upper right corner
  4. Log on with TWU email and password
  5. Click Join or start a meeting
  6. Enter a meeting name and click Continue
  7. Click Join now
  8. The meeting invitation information is displayed. Click Copy joining info
  9. Paste the joining info into an Outlook, webmail, or Google meeting request or email and send to participants.

To create a meeting room in advance, schedule the event using Google calendar and enable Google Meet. To use the same meeting room more than once, set the event to recurring. Setting a meeting on Google calendar with Google Meet enabled and or setting the event as recurring will maintain the meeting room joining link information. 

How to join a meeting using Google Meet

  1. Open Chrome browser
  2. Copy the meeting link and paste it to the Chrome browser
  3. Click Allow to enable the microphone and camera
  4. Click Sign in in the upper right corner 
  5. Log on with TWU email and password
  6. Click Join now

Note: The maximum number of participants is up to 250. Anyone inside or outside of TWU can join by selecting the link or entering the meeting ID. It's not required to have a Google account in order to join meetings in Google Meet. See Requirements for using Hangouts Meet. 

How do I locate Chrome?

  1. Click Start/Windows icon
  2. In the search bar type Chrome

What if I do not have Chrome?

I am experiencing a problem downloading Chrome or I do not have admin rights on my machine:

  • Please contact the TWU Technology Service Desk for assistance in downloading Chrome. Contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971,,, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.

Do I need to connect to VPN to use Google Meet?

  • No. It's recommended not to connect to VPN when using Google Meet. 

I would like to do a test run with Google Meet before a meeting:

  • Please submit a ticket to the TWU Technology Service Desk so that the IT Solutions Outreach team can schedule a practice session. Contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971,,, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.

If I do not have a webcam or microphone how can I participate in the meeting?

  • Click the link in the meeting request to view and listen.
  • A phone number and pin is provided to call in to the meeting. When using the phone option, only audio will be available
  • Google Meet/ Hangouts has Apps for both Android from the Google Play Store and iOS from the App store.

Where can I find more information about Google Meet?

What are the best ways to have a successful web conferencing meeting?

What other web conferencing/ collaboration tools are available through TWU?

We do our best to link to only the best external sites but we cannot be held responsible for the quality or accuracy of such websites.

For additional support, contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971,,, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.


Article ID: 102816
Tue 3/24/20 2:36 PM
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