Google Meet

(or younger with parental permission) according to Google.
13+ (or younger with parental permission) according to Google.

What is Google Meet?

Google Meet, formerly known as Google Duo, is a voice and video calling app that is also accessible via a web browser. It often comes pre-installed on Android devices and is available in the iOS app store. Google Meet calls can be one-to-one or group-to-group, and allow for camera flipping, screen rotation, screen sharing and live-captioning. Google Meet is part of the Google Workspace suite of apps and includes premium features available with a paid subscription, such as recording meetings and live streaming.

Calls can be made to either a Google account (email address) or a phone number that’s associated with a Google Meet user or via a shareable link to a web browser on any platform, without needing an account. You can also make calls over wi-fi without using mobile data or plan minutes. 

In one-to-one and group video calls, you can enable a ‘Knock Knock’ feature, so the person you call can see a live video preview of you before the call is answered. This feature is not available if you join a meeting in the Meet app. Google Meet can also be used in Family mode, which hides in-call controls to prevent kids from accidentally hanging up or muting the call.


Platforms: Android, Apple iOS

How do people use Google Meet?

Learn about the risks and benefits associated with how people use voice and video calling apps like Google Meet.

Google Duo is used for: content sharing, encrypted, live streamingonline relationships, screen capture and video calling.

How can you block someone from contacting you?

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How can you protect your personal information?

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Last updated: 05/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.