Google G Suite for Education is set up to allow UCSB employees to use Google Hangouts Meet Premium features. With Meet Premium, anyone can host a video meeting with 250 participants. Faculty and staff accounts can create "Live Stream" events available up to 100,000 users within our Google environment.




Google Meet FAQs

Google Hangouts Meet, or just Meet, is Google's enterprise video conferencing software. This app is similar to the video calls in the free, consumer version of Hangouts, with a few additional features like real-time captions and support for up to 250 participants and 100,000 live stream viewers. Think of this product like Google’s answer to Zoom.

  • Start video meetings
  • Share your screen
  • Share your video from your phone
  • Use a web browser, Android, and iOS devices

To learn about these and more things you can do in Hangouts Meet visit Hangouts Meet Training and Help.

Absolutely. In fact, you can share the same link with all meeting participants, making it easier to get everyone you need on the call.

Yes. All video and audio streams in Meet are encrypted. Users can join securely even when they're off-site.

Go to and sign in with your CONNECT account to access Hangouts Meet in your web browser. Or, install the Hangouts Meet app (for Android or iOS) on your mobile device.

Yes, you can use Meet for basic video conference meetings. Just create Meet meetings (for up to 250 participants) or "Live Stream" events (for larger lectures) and share the meeting URL with students in GauchoSpace by posting the links on your course page as a URL. Learn how at Or, you can send them directly to students using Peachmail at