Google Meet


Images of people using Google Hangouts Meet on their laptops. Examples of G Suite Calendar and Drive usage in the Chat functionality.

Enjoy easy-to-join video-calls with no downloaded client or plugin required.  Chat with your colleagues or fellow students, start a virtual meeting, or live stream. Record your video meeting and save automatically to Google Drive. Every meeting created automatically includes its own dial-in details. Google Meet is available for all Wake Forest faculty, students, and staff.

Additionally, Google Meet has a captioning feature to better support your audience. Please note, captions are machine-generated, not recordable, and are currently only available in English.

Available from the Google App launcher or download the app for your mobile device.

Using Google Meet at Wake

image depicting how to use Google Meet at Wake
Click on the image to view the help article with step-by-step instructions and tips on using Google Meet at Wake.


A Google Meet video conference can be created directly from Google Calendar, Gmail, or the Google Meet mobile apps.  Meet meetings can have up to 250 participants. Meeting participants can present a desktop, application window, or just a Chrome tab and automatically saves recorded video meetings to Google Drive. These recordings are automatically shared with attendees on the calendar invite. 

Security Best Practices attendees can join with their WFU Google account.  For meetings scheduled through Google Calendar, non-WFU users (with a Google account) invited to a meeting can join directly.  Non-WFU users not named on a calendar invite are placed into a waiting room where the meeting host can allow or deny meeting entry. Even with this setting, do not share your meeting link on social media or other public forums, as doing so will publicize your meeting to potential abusers. For further information on security and privacy best practices for video conferencing, visit this AskDeac Help Article

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Last modified: July 7, 2020