Here are the Minimum Requirements for Google Meet

Here are the Minimum Requirements for Google Meet

By Alex Balaniuc

In this article, we’re going to find out about the requirements your device needs to meet in order to use Google Meet. If you’re wondering why you can’t access Meet, then, you might want to check if the issue is requirements-related. Remember that to be able to use Meet you must have a Google Account, which will also allow you to use many other Google services.

What you have to know about Google Meet requirements



Before starting or joining a video call on the app, there are some things you’ll need:

– the Meet mobile app, the Gmail mobile app or a supported web browser

– compatible device with minimum system requirements

– supported operating system

– broadband connection to the internet

– built-in web camera or external USB camera

If you’re using a school/work or a Google Workspace account, consider this:

– the Google Workspace administrator needs to turn on Meet for your organization

– you’ll need to be signed into a Google Workspace account to create a video meeting in the first place

– anyone inside or outside your organization can join with a meeting link

Now, let’s get into the requirements we mentioned earlier more in-depth.

1) Supported web browser



You’ll find the current recommended version of one of the browsers listed below:

Chrome Browser

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Edge

– Apple Safari

2) System requirements




To fully experience all of Meet’s features, it’s recommended that you use certain hardware. Although you can join video calls with minimal system requirements, certain device requirements should be met for Google Meet use cases like multitasking and high quality video.

The minimum system requirements are:

– Dual Core processor

– 2GB memory

3) Supported OS



Meet supports the current version and the 2 previous major releases of the following operating systems for computer:

– Microsoft Windows

– Apple macOS

– Chrome OS

– Ubuntu (and other Debian-based Linux distributions)

In the case of mobile operating systems:

– Android 5.0 (and above)

– iOS 12.0 (and above)

And finally, know that Meet video calls in the Gmail app are compatible with these operation systems:

– Android 6 (and above)

– iOS 12 (and above)

4) Network setup

As an administrator, to provide high-quality video meetings with Google Meet it is necessary to prepare your network in a way that will allow Meet to efficiently communicate with the Google infrastructure.

Follow these steps:

– make sure Meet traffic has a short path to the internet

– try to avoid proxies, packet inspection, protocol analyzers, and quality of service (QoS)

– measure and optimize your Wi-Fi network, latency and bandwidth

5) Allow access to your camera and microphone



To use Meet effectively you’ll need to allow it to access your computer’s camera and microphone. If you don’t, you won’t be heard or seen by the other participants.

Allow access the first time

– go to the Meet homepage

– click Start a new meeting

– then select Allow

Change setting to allow access

If you aren’t asked to allow access or if you blocked access before, don’t worry, because you can change your settings:

– go to the Meet homepage

– click Start a new meeting

– now, at the top right, click Camera blocked

– when prompted, click “Always allow to access your camera and microphone”

– finally, click Done; now the video meeting will automatically connect, and if you don’t see the meeting reload, exit and re-enter the meeting


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