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New Google Meet settings will allow more control from the Google Admin console

Google GSuite introducing standalone settings for Google Meet (formerly known as Hangouts Meet) in the Google Admin console. These settings will allow you to enable or disable Meet independently of classic Hangouts chat.

What all you need to know?

On May 15, 2020, Google begin rolling out a separate Meet settings page in the Admin console (at Apps > G Suite > Settings for Google Meet) over 5-7 business days. The new page will include a Service status option that will allow you to enable or disable Meet. This setting will be turned ON for your domain by default, but it won’t go into effect until June 15, 2020, or later.

When Google Meet Service status is ON, users in your domain will be able to create and join Meet video calls.
When Google Meet Service status is OFF, users will only be able to join Meet video calls.
The new Google Meet settings page will also include the same Meet video settings, Gateways for interoperability, and Meet quality tool menus that currently appear on the existing Hangouts Meet and Google Hangouts page in the Admin console. Except for Service status, any other changes made to the Google Meet settings will be reflected on both pages and go into effect immediately.

What do you need to do?

If you take no action, Google Meet will be enabled for your domain starting on June 15, 2020.

Otherwise, choose from the following options for your domain:

Option Instructions

To configure admin privileges and organizational unit access between May 15 and June 15 If you had previously configured privileges for delegated admins for Google Hangouts and want to maintain those settings for Google Meet, you must:
Configure privileges for your delegated admins to ensure they have read and/or write access to the new Meet settings.
Customize access for specific groups or organizational units that should have Meet enabled.
To enable Google Meet before June 15 Follow these steps in the G Suite Admin Help Center.
To disable Google Meet before June 15 Follow these steps in the G Suite Admin Help Center.
To ensure this is effective after June 15, you must also log in to the Google Admin console and navigate to Apps > G Suite > Settings for Google Meet > Service Status and set to OFF for everyone.
To disable Google Meet after June 15 Log in to the Google Admin console and navigate to Apps > G Suite > Settings for Google Meet > Service Status and set to OFF for everyone.

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