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Google Meet

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Google offers the following products for remote communication:

  • Google Meet - video meeting and live video broadcasting
  • Google Chat - team messaging

Google Meet


All staff and students at the University of York can access this service.

Google Meet (previously called Hangouts Meet) offers a simple way of conducting video meetings, as well as screen sharing (for presentations etc):

  • Create meetings with up to 100 participants

You need a Google account to start a meeting but the other participants don't need an account to join a meeting. This makes it easy to conduct video meetings with people outside the University who may not have a Google account. 

Participants can join using the Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers or the Android and iOS mobile apps. Meetings can also be scheduled in advance through Google Calendar.

Note that Google Meet is a separate product to 'Classic Hangouts', which only allows video calls for up to 10 participants. 

To use Google Meet:

  • Visit in your Chrome or Firefox web browser
  • Install the Hangouts Meet app on your iOS or Android device
  • When creating a Google Calendar event, choose Add Conferencing and select Google Meet 

Find out more

You can find further information on Google's support pages:

Google Chat

Google Chat (previously called 'Hangouts Chat') is built for team collaboration and offers:

  • chat rooms for dedicated discussion between a team, project working group, etc
  • integration with Google Groups to create rooms limited to members of a Group
  • threaded conversations
  • direct messages between users
  • cross-working with other Google Workspace apps such as Calendar and Drive
  • bots that can participate in rooms or respond to direct messages

To use Chat:

Find out more

You can find further information on Google's support pages:



Library & IT Help Desk

If you're having problems using the Google apps, get in touch with the Library & IT Help Desk.

Our commitments

Service status Live and supported service.
Hours of service 24/7
Service support

As part of the Google Apps for Education suite this service is entirely owned and managed by Google, who will monitor for, identify and fix all faults

For help with this service, contact the Library & IT Help Desk.

Hours of support Help from the Library & IT Help Desk is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Target availability

General IT Services targets:

  • Information Services Service Standards
Service Level Agreement Google Apps Service Level Agreement
Our performance

Our service standards have been produced in consultation with our customers, and monitor the quality, timeliness and access to facilities and services:

  • Information Services Service Standards

Complaints procedure

If you wish to give us general feedback on this service, please see our Feedback page for ways to get in touch.

If you wish to make a complaint, please see our complaints procedure.