Google Meet - Requirements

Supported operating systems

Hangouts support the current version and the 2 previous major releases of the operating systems listed below:

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Chrome
  • Ubuntu and other Debian-based Linux distributions
Supported web browsers

Hangouts support the current version and 1 previous major release of the browsers listed below:

Meet has limited support in Microsoft Internet Explorer® 11, and Microsoft Edge provides a better Meet experience. If you want to use Internet Explorer for Meet, you need to download and install the latest version of the Google Video Support plugin.

For Meet video meetings, you need:
  • A broadband connection to the internet. Outbound signals from a participant in all situations must meet a 3.2 mbps bandwidth requirement. Inbound signals depend on the number of participants: 2.6 mbps with 2 participants. 3.2 mbps with 5 participants.
  • A built-in web camera or external USB camera.
    Note: Other devices, such as virtual cameras, might not work with Meet.
  • 2.2 GHz Intel 2nd-generation i3/i5/i7, AMD equivalent or better, processor to support HD video.
Allow Meet to use your camera and microphone

Before you start using Meet, you need to allow access to your computer's camera and microphone.

Allow access the first time you use Meet
  1. In a web browser, go to the Meet homepage.
  2. Click Start a new meeting.
  3. Click Allow.
Change the setting to allow access

If you aren’t asked to allow access or if you blocked access before, you can change your settings.

  1. In a web browser, go to the Meet homepage.
  2. Click Start a new meeting.
  3. At the top right, click Camera blocked Disallowed media.
  4. Click Always allow https://meet.google.com to access your camera and microphone.
  5. Click Done. The video meeting automatically connects. If you don't see the meeting reload, exit and re-enter the meeting.