Google Meet is here to host your video meetings, for free

Curated by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business.

Google meet is Google’s alternative to Zoom, and it’s free too

  • Because video meetings have never been more important, Google’s been fast-tracking the most requested features for Meet, and are now making them available to all
  • Meet is available for free for everyone at and on iOS or Android and is now integrated right into Gmail
  • Anyone can use Meet’s simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view—all built on Google’s secure, reliable global infrastructure.

Click “Start a meeting” and a new window opens with a unique, secure meeting for you to join and then share with others. You can also easily join meetings shared with you by entering a meeting code. And you can plan video meetings and invite others directly from Google Calendar.

Google’s continuing to look for ways to make Google Meet more accessible and useful. For example, we know video meetings can be challenging to follow for those with hearing loss, which is why they have made sure AI-powered automatic live captioning was available to everyone.

If you have an existing Google Account (for example, if you’re a user), you can sign in at to get started. If you don’t have a free Google Account, it only takes a minute to create one using your work or personal email address of choice (we require this step as a security measure, and you’ll only need to do this once). Or look for Meet right in Gmail.

We hope Meet will help you connect to all your important meetings—from work meetings, to graduation meetings, to wedding meetings, and everything in between.